THE Wythall branch of a national company has helped raise nearly £600,000 for two good causes.

The Wythall branch of Life and pension firm Phoenix Group has helped raise an amazing £580,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the London’s Air Ambulance charity.

Together with a London branch staff in Wythall have spent the last three years fundraising for the charities, allowing both to launch second aircrafts.

Clive Bannister, from Phoenix Group, said the company will now be extending its partnership and will continue to raise cash for the charities, for the next three years.

He said: “This partnership remains unique, bringing together two similar but very separate charities, and collectively engaging the Phoenix workforce in fundraising and knowledge-sharing for a valuable service that so many have come to rely on in times of need.

"We look forward to making a further difference in our community over the next few years.”

A spokesman from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and London’s Air Ambulance, added: “The Phoenix Group partnership has been fundamental to our ability to grow our fundraising income over the past three years, and we are staggered at the level of commitment shown by staff.

"We are truly proud to be named as their corporate charity partners for a further three years.”