Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance have celebrated being named 'charity of the year.'

The life saving charity, which is headquartered in Wellington, was adopted as Albert Goodman's charity of the year and given a cash boost.

The south west based accountancy firm promotes a different charity each year. This year they have chosen the air ambulance, and pledged to boost fundraising.

The Albert Goodman partners match fund amounts raised by staff, and last year donated £8,516.15 for mental health charity Mind.

Emma Jones, DSAA’s Fundraising Manager said: "We are so excited that Albert Goodman have chosen us as their Charity of the Year. With no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery, we rely on the generosity of the public for support.

"This partnership is fantastic and we can’t wait to see how the relationship grows. It will not only generate crucial funds for our life-saving service, but will also raise awareness of the work we do within the local community. A big thank you from us all."

Robin Clempson, Direction of Marketing at Albert Goodman added: " It is brilliant that our people have selected Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as our Charity of the Year and we look forward to creating lots of exciting fundraising opportunities.

"We’ve been lucky enough to work with the DSAA in a professional capacity for a number of years so it’s really nice to be able to give something back."