MEMBERS of a slimming group in Salisbury have donated £170.95 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The group lost weight almost equivalent to the weight of a helicopter in 2013.

Consultant Jenny McNally said: “My members lost a total of 2,948lbs in 2013 – which is almost the empty weight (3,375lbs) of a MD Explorer 902, the helicopter used by Wiltshire Air Ambulance. I was amazed.”