A husband and wife swam across the English Channel to raise more than £1,800 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Kate Wallace, and husband Eion, from Beaconsfield, were part of a relay team which swam across the English Channel on September 14 in 12 hours 22 minutes to fundraise for the charity.

Their healthy snack bar company, getbuzzing, also donated one pence from the sale of every bar to “help keep the charity at the frontline of saving lives”.

ALSO READ: BFP launches campaign to help our vital air ambulance heroes

In total, Kate and Eion have raised £4,500 for TVAA.

The packaging of the bars features TVAA’s logo and, with the average cost of a helicopter mission costing £3,325, getbuzzing has set its sights on raising tens of thousands of pounds.

Owner and founder Kate knows all too well how vital the charity is to the community. In 2008, she was involved in a road accident and, while not injured herself, saw TVAA in action delivering treatment to others involved.

She said: “Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a charity that is very close to my heart, having seen their amazing work at a time of need.

“At getbuzzing we are very excited with this partnership opportunity and are looking forward to making a difference in people’s lives through the money we can raise for this fantastic cause.”

Samantha Collier, Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s corporate partnerships manager, said: ‘This is such an exciting fundraising opportunity for us.

“It is the first time we have had a partnership where a donation will be made from every sale. The funds raised will help us give patients the best possible chance when the worst happens.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support from getbuzzing.”

You can make a one-off donation or set up a regular donation for TVAA by going to www.tvairambulance.org.uk/support-us/donate.