A Worcestershire magistrate is walking 150 miles to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance charity (MAAC) stopping at Black Country points on route.

Chris Devney, a volunteer for MAAC, will be walking the mammoth distance over six days, walking between each of the charity’s airbases, three of the charity’s shops, its Stourbridge HQ and the original airbase at Hagley Hall.

Chris will begin his journey on Sunday 9th May at 10am, starting at the Walsall charity shop, and will complete the challenge at the Strensham airbase on Friday 14th May.

He said: “In my former role as a police officer in Telford, Shropshire, I attended many road traffic collisions which required the help of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity aircrew, and I’ve seen first-hand the impact their clinical expertise can make on scene; literally saving lives.”

“Eleven years ago, I was sadly involved in a road traffic collision myself as a motorcyclist. It was thought at the scene that I would not survive, but on hearing the local air ambulance coming to my aid, I was confident I would be okay.

“Midlands Air Ambulance Charity provides a vital service to all communities of the six counties it serves, by providing critical care to those that require it, at the time they need it the most. ‘Chris’s Air30 Walk’ is the hardest physical challenge I’ll have ever taken on, and anything I raise will go to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity so they can continue saving lives.”

The 58 year old walked 100km between two of the charity’s airbases last summer.

Emma Gray, chief operating officer for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “It’s commendable that Chris is once again taking on a huge challenge like this in support of our lifesaving charity, and his commitment to our cause shows no bounds.

“With no Government or NHS Charities Together funding, we’re so grateful to have people like Chris who continue to go above and beyond for our charity, to help us raise the funds we need to keep saving lives.”

Fellow volunteer and town crier, Peder Nielson, will also be supporting Chris at a number of locations as he arrives.

To donate, visit his JustGiving page or there is an open invitation to anyone who wants to join. Chris will be trackable from his Facebook page.