A VIRTUAL quiz takes place tonight to raise vital funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance as it continues saving lives during lockdown.

The service receives no government funding and crews are continuing to help those in need during the coronavirus crisis, but has been forced to cancel many of its fundrasising events due to the pandemic.

To raise much-needed cash, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are hosting on a virtual quiz via Facebook Live tonight from 7.30pm (Friday, March 24).

BBC broadcaster Richie Anderson will host the proceedings and prizes are up for grabs for the winners and best named team.

Richie Anderson said: “I was honoured to be asked to host Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s upcoming virtual quiz. It’s a great cause, which I always support where I can and I hope the general public get involved, it’s going to be a lot of fun!”

The quiz is free to join but there will be a donate button for those who are able to spare some cash.

Emma Gray, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said:: “As a number of our popular fundraising events have had to be postponed, we are so pleased Richie Anderson is lending a hand to help engage our supporters with our latest virtual event.

"Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, our pre-hospital emergency care service has continued to operate. Our crew cannot work from home and are still treating people on a daily basis who are in critical need of our rapid response service.

To take part in the quiz visit the Midlands Air Ambulance Facebook page from 7.30pm.