The organiser of a naked calendar, which has gained international recognition, says the girls didn't expect to raise the amount they did.
‘Game Birds Calendar 2013’ was shot and sold in memory of 21-year-old Richard Warr, who died tragically in 2011, despite the efforts of the Midlands Air Ambulance.
– Zoe Hooper, Organiser
We only expected to raise £5,000 when we decided to do the calendar to thank Midlands Air Ambulance for their outstanding efforts to save Rich and so many others, but the response was phenomenal. We are just so pleased.
The girls gained international coverage for their efforts when it caught the attention of publications worldwide.
A naked country calendar which shows people from the Midlands covered by country-themed items has raised more than £30k for charity.
The 'Game Birds Calendar 2013' was created in honour of Herefordshire's Richard Warr who died in 2011 at the age of 21.
The calendar has gained international coverage with a number of Youtube tributes to the publication.
Three of the Midlands' most successful sporting elites will today be appointed as ambassadors for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Olympic and Paralympic equestrian champions Lee Pearson CBE from Stoke-on-Trent, and Carl Hester MBE, will today visit the Operational Headquarters at Strensham where they'll be officially appointed ambassadors.
Although unable to attend, Nick Skelton OBE has also been commissioned.
All three Team GB equestrian stars won gold medals in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lee Pearson OBE, Ten time gold medal dressage rider and Honorary Doctorate at Staffordshire University, currently lives in Cheddleton, Staffordshire.
A man has been charged with robbing £12,000 of charity cash that was meant to go to the Midlands Air Ambulance.
The 31-year-old male was arrested in Kings Heath on Friday (November 23rd) and will appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow (November 27th).
The court will hear claims that the man raided the charity's HQ in Pedmore Road, Brierley Hill in June of last year.
It's alleged he threatened staff before leaving with cash from the safe.
He faces one count of conspiracy to rob and was remanded into prison.