FORMULA 1 racing star Jenson Button has thrown his support behind a week of fundraising for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

From September 24 to 30, air ambulance charities across the country are urging people to help them raise money and awareness during National Air Ambulance Week.

Jenson, who is from Frome, Somerset, is vice-patron of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

He urged people to show their support for the charity during their annual fundraising week.

Jenson said: “Coming from the fast and dangerous sport of Formula 1 motor racing, I understand the importance of having a highly skilled and dedicated team behind you and the crew of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance certainly match this criteria.

“National Air Ambulance Week is the ideal time to think about how you might be able to make a difference.”

He added: “Whatever you do and whenever you do it, I am sure it will make you feel as proud as I am, to be associated with such a worthwhile cause.”

To register an event or find out more about how you can get involved call 01823 669604 or email info@dsairambulance.