THE Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has cancelled a number of its popular fundraising events planned for April and May due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Chief executive of the Lye based charity, Hanna Sebright, made the announcement today (Monday March 16) in light of the continuing fight against COVID-19.

Events being cancelled include the charity's Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival on April 26, Walk4Life on May 3 and We’re A Knockout on May 31.

Hanna said: “Following recent Government directive to assist with the containment of Coronavirus, we have taken the necessary decision to postpone a number of our popular fundraising events in April and May, when the virus is forecast to be at its peak.

"At this present time, the remainder of our fundraising events in 2020 are going ahead as planned, but we would encouraging supporters to visit for further updates.

“During this health crisis, we are focusing on the provision of our front-line emergency medical service, ensuring the doctors and critical care paramedics can continue to treat some of the Midlands’ most critically ill and injured patients.

“At this challenging time, more than ever we rely on your ongoing support.

"Members of the public are asked to continue to donate to the charity to help it keep its fleet of helicopters and critical cars in service."

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