A STRUGGLING air ambulance trust has thanked a boy after he raised an amazing £576.

Tom Goulding, six, from Colchester was rescued by the Earls Colne based Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust two years ago after being hit by a mountain bike which snapped his leg.

During air ambulance week, which ran from September 7 to 13 and aims to raise funds for air ambulance charities, Tom raised £576 after running a mile each day of the week.

The trust has been struggling in recent months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has been unable to properly fundraise.

Fundraising manager Natasha Robertson, said: “Everyone at the charity has been touched by Tom’s story and his determination to raise money to support our work. He should be really proud of what he has achieved.

“Unfortunately we have had to do things a little differently this year, but we are grateful to everyone who has been able to support us.”

Read more: Meet the amazing six-year-old who is running a mile a day to raise money for the air ambulance