A Cornish business has teamed up with local emergency services in order to raise money and celebrate 'National Cream Tea Day.'

Cornwall Air Ambulance and Rodda's Cornish clotted cream have joined forces in order to launch a new fundraising campaign – the Heli Cream Tea.

The two organisations are are encouraging families and communities to come together in June and hold a Heli Cream Tea in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

People wanting to take part are being encouraged to download a fundraising pack from the Cornwall Air Ambulance website - which includes everything you need to know about how to hold an event and donate as well as ideas on how to advertise it to the local community, recipes, quizzes and other downloadable resources.

A spokesperson for the event described the campaign as "a fun and tasty idea to bring communities together after lockdown" as well as pointing out that "the support of the Cornish community keeps the helicopter flying."

Describing the campaign and what it means on its website, the Cornwall Air Ambulance said: "Just pick a date and time that suits you and get everyone together to have fun and enjoy tasty treats, in aid of a great cause.

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"When hosting your Heli Cream Tea, whether it’s outdoors, virtual or sending by post, please remember that it doesn’t matter how much you raise – a penny from many is better than a pound from a few.

"This year, we’re lucky to be supported by our friends at Rodda’s – the perfect accompaniment to your scone; just remember, jam first!

"When it comes to saving lives, every minute matters.

"This year alone the crew have responded to over 300 critical incidents, making lifesaving interventions.

"None of this would be possible without the support of people like you.

"By holding a Heli Cream Tea, you’ll be helping the clinical team be there for someone in their greatest moment of need."

To find out more about holding a Heli Cream Tea, visit: cornwallairambulancetrust.org/heli-cream-tea.