THE county’s busiest voluntary emergency service has recruited a new fundraiser to help raise the money needed to save lives.

The North West Air Ambulance service must raise £4m a year to keep the helicopters flying 365 days a year.

And Susan Powell is the new recruit, tasked with keeping Cheshire and Wirral in the air.

She said: “We estimate that about one third of the severely injured patients we carry each year may not survive if it wasn’t for the speed that our crew get them to hospital.

“I am appealing to everyone in the area to help me raise much needed funds.”

Susan has spent 14 years working for the RNIB.

She has launched a fresh appeal for donations, encouraging people to volunteer in street and supermarket collections or to host an event of their own.

Donations can be sent to North West Air Ambulance, North Mersey Business Centre, Woodward Road, Knowsley, Merseyside, L33 7UY