A charity that provides critical care and air ambulance services to over 2.1 million people across the region is celebrating after receiving £100,000 in clothes bank donations from South Gloucestershire.

The Great Western Air Ambulance Service is a group that operates due to charitable donations.

They recently moved in to their new base in Almondsbury after previously using a hangar at Filton Airfield.

GWAAC have worked in partnership with BIU Group since August 2012, with over 50 clothes banks across various locations including Thornbury Leisure Centre and Yate Shopping Centre, collecting donations. In February this year, the amount raised hit £100,000 thanks to the generosity of people using the dedicated clothes banks to dispose of their unwanted clothing, shoes and household textiles.

Head of Fundraising at GWAAC, Emma Carter, said: “Thank you to everyone who has chosen to support us by recycling everything from old clothes to bras to shoes and for all of those organisations who have hosted our banks and organised clothing collections over the years, we are incredibly grateful for your support."

To find out where your nearest clothes bank is, visit biugroup.co.uk/banklocator.