Members of a Dymock family have launched a fundraising campaign to thank the Air Ambulance for saving the life of a nine-year-old boy.

Adam Blandford, a pupil of the Ann Cam Primary School, suffered a blood clot to his brain and broke both bones in one leg after his bike was in collision with a car outside his home in April last year.

The Air Ambulance was able to lift Adam from Old Rock Farm to intensive care at the Birmingham Children's Hospital in just 20 minutes.

Parents Philip and Rachel had to make the same journey by car and it took them one and a half hours.

Mrs Blandford said: "The Air Ambulance saved Adam, no question. There's no traffic up there in the sky. If the Air Ambulance had not got to him as fast as they did, we are sure he would not be with us today."

Adam has made a full recovery, apart from a slight limp

Mrs Blandford has already raised £250 for the Air Ambulance Appeal through a series of car boot sales.

The youngster's grandfather, Mike Sinclair, 64, has organised a fundraising concert featuring the Dean Singers, to take place at the Upton Bishop Millennium Hall on Saturday, May 29, from 7.30pm. Tickets and further details are available on 01531 821 847 or 890839.