Voluntary group Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance has raised £25,000 for the lifesaving charity - but needs help from the public to keep their fundraising going.

The total comes from the huge array of coffee pods, crisp packets and baby food pouches, among other items, that have been recycled across the county. The group originally launched as a Facebook page in 2014 by Lesa Snook and Sam Peters who intended it to be a small-scale scheme but it soon grew.

They added other recycling programmes for crisp packets scheme, pet food pouches and teeth care recycling.

Sam and Lesa recruited volunteers across Wiltshire to act as drop off points and now have micro managers but they need more helpers.

Sam says: “The support everyone has shown so far is tremendous and we’ve been able to raise more than £2,000 a month for the past year, taking the overall tally of funds raised to date to £25,800, with plenty more in the kitty at Terracycle going towards the next money drop.

“With so many schemes now included, we need more pairs of hands to help us. We couldn’t have raised such a huge amount without volunteers across the county acting as drop off points and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped out so far, but we need more.”

The eco-friendly recycling scheme raises vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact recycle4waa@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk including details of their location.

Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance is particularly keen to set up drop off points in Westbury, Warminster and Marlborough.