A team from a travel agent has completed a charity skydive to raise thousands of pounds for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Fifteen members of Newell's Travel jumped out of an aircraft as they passed their initial target of £7,000 to raise £9,400.

This latest endeavour follows an earlier fundraiser, meaning the total provided to Cornwall Air Ambulance by the team this year now sits at £11,600, having already raised £2,200.

The Newell's Travel skydive teamThe Newell's Travel skydive team (Image: Newell's Travel)

The funds will aid the essential emergency services offered by the charity, which serves as a lifeline in Cornwall, often stepping in to provide critical emergency medical services.

Julia Jeffery, corporate fundraising officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: "We’d like to say a massive well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the charity skydive, taking to the skies is a very fitting way to help raise money to keep your helicopter flying.

"The fantastic amount that the team raised will go towards making sure the crew can continue to help those who are critically ill or injured across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in their greatest moment of need.

"We are incredibly grateful to Newell’s Travel for all their support and fundraising over the past year, which in total could fund several potentially lifesaving missions."

The skydive raised £9,400The skydive raised £9,400 (Image: Newell's Travel)

Bryony Penberthy, regional sales manager at Newell's Travel, added: "I am incredibly proud of our team for their dedication and bravery.

"Their commitment to supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance is truly inspiring.

"This organisation plays a crucial role in our community, and we are honoured to contribute to their mission."

The Newell's Travel team is now looking forward to future fundraising initiatives.

The company has 11 stores based throughout Cornwall, offering a range of travel services to destinations around the world.

Cornwall Air Ambulance provides critical care to seriously sick and injured people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Responding to more than 1,000 missions annually, it operates with no direct government support towards running costs, instead relying on the generosity of the public to keep it going 365 days a year.