Photographers have been set a challenge by London’s Air Ambulance service – to submit their best images of its helicopters or rapid-response cars for a fundraising calendar.

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London’s Air Ambulance is a charity that has treated more than 34,000 critically injured people since it was founded in 1989.

Its helicopters are used in daylight hours, while its rapid-response cars are deployed at night or in adverse weather.

Thousands of people photograph London’s Air Ambulance in action each year, often in some high-profile locations such as Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square and Horse Guards Parade.

Now London’s Air Ambulance is on the hunt for images for its 2017 calendar, proceeds from which are set to benefit the service.

Mark Davies, director of development at London’s Air Ambulance, said: ‘We receive so many fantastic photos from members of the public, who kindly donate them for the charity’s use.

‘This competition is now a great opportunity for people to showcase their work more widely, while at the same time raising money.’

Images must have been captured in 2016 and should be emailed to photos@londonsairambulance.co.uk, detailing when and where they were taken.

The closing date is 22 July 2016.

The judging panel will be made up of air ambulance staff.

London’s Air Ambulance treats an average of five people per day and operates in partnership with the Barts Health NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service.

For full details of its competition visit londonsairambulance.co.uk/our-service/news/2016/04/photography-competition-for-2017-charity-calendar.

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