A CHAMPION jockey has helped raise more than £30,000 For Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Racing fans gathered at the Belfry Hotel and Resort for an exclusive evening with champion jockey Sir AP McCoy.

Guests were welcomed by sports broadcaster and Talk Sport presenter Rupert Bell, before enjoying a three course meal.

Sir AP then took to the stage for an intimate Q&A hosted by Sky Sports Presenter Emma Spencer.

Tickets for the evening, and proceeds from a raffle and auction on the night contributed to over £30,000 being raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which will fund 12 future lifesaving air ambulance missions.

Abbie Hawkins, events coordinator for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “Midlands Air Ambulance Charity attends equestrian related incidents on average every four days.

For that reason, we have a close affiliation with the racing community, and are lucky to receive fantastic support from those in the industry and racing fans.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported the event, and helped to raise such a fantastic amount of money, particularly the sponsors Hayward Wright.”

Sir AP McCoy added: “It was a really enjoyable evening, and a pleasure to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The event took place last month.