Newtown and District Male Voice Choir's carol singing raised £200 towards the life-saving work of the Wales Air Ambulance Service.

Choir secretary Claire Hughes and her husband and choir member Nik Hughes presented a cheque to staff at their base in Welshpool.

The money was collected by the choir when carol singing at Bear Lanes Shopping Centre in Newtown last Christmas.

The Wales Air Ambulance Service attends more than 3,500 callouts and rely's entirely on the public’s donations to help keep them in the skies. The service needs to raise £8 million every year to ensure that this vital service can continue to operate.

Jonathan Davies, choir spokesman said: "The choir are pleased to be able to support this worthy cause once again".

The choir is looking forward to a busy few months ahead, including a four-day tour of Belgium in September, which will include performing in a number of cathedrals and singing at the Menin Gate in Ypres, and a performance at the Newtown Food Festival in September.

Anyone who would like to join the choir are welcome to come along to rehearsals that take place at 7.30pm every Tuesday in the Pryce Jones Building in Newtown.

More information about the choir is available on their website