For over 10 years, David Rickard has been delivering a free weekly newspaper in his local neighbourhood in Honiton. The money he makes from his round he donates to Cornish charities in memory of his late mother, Mary.
The 80-year-old has raised nearly £20,000. David recently came to the airbase to meet critical care paramedics Steve and Pete and drop off a cheque for £1,000. He is also donating the same amount to the RNLI.
In total he has generously donated £3,250 to Cornwall Air Ambulance since he started the round.
David said: “When people are in life- threatening situations, it is reassuring for them to know that there are dedicated individuals from two lifesaving charities like Cornwall Air Ambulance and the RNLI, who will be making every effort to come to their assistance.”
Come rain or shine, David is out every Wednesday delivering the papers. Along with raising money for charity, he says it has been a great way to get to know people in his community.