A committed Corsham knitter who put her needlework skills to good use has raised more than £1,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

June Witt, who lives at Jargeau Court sheltered accommodation in Grove Road, held a cake sale for fellow residents last December, where she sold the scarves, baby clothes and cushions she spent the last two years working on.

Over the past year she has raised £1,175, which will help keep the charity-funded helicopter in the air.

She chose the Air Ambulance after it saved the life of a friend and fellow resident, who had a heart attack in the town centre.

She said: “The service that the Air Ambulance provides is an invaluable one. As it relies solely on the generosity and support of the public I can’t think of a better charity to give the money to.

“Everyone has certainly been supportive and I would like to say a big thank you to the people who attended the coffee morning and donated to this very worthy cause.”

Air ambulance fundraiser Rebecca de la Bedoyere went to Jargeau Court last Friday to receive the cheque.