A FUNDRAISER was held in aid of Essex Air Ambulance following a supermarket delivery driver’s nasty fall.

Staff at G.W. Cox and Co, in Frinton, held a cake a coffee morning last Thursday after an Ocado driver broke his leg delivering groceries to a home in Stones Green.

The driver, called Chris Bunton, 40, had the bone-breaking fall in Stones Green Road when delivering food to Gary and Lesley Collings last month.

The couple called the emergency services and both an ambulance and air ambulance attended.

Despite Chris needing to be transported to hospital in a ambulance in the end, Lesley and her colleagues at G.W. Cox and Co wanted to raise money for Essex Air Ambulance as a thank you for attending the incident.

The team made a huge amount of cakes for the event and raised £1,280 for the charity.

Ocado has confirmed the company donated a further £426 to the cause, bringing the total to £1,706.

Sandra Morgan, a G.W Cox and Co staff member, said: “I work with Lesley Collings who helped the driver that day and in light of the accident we decided to hold a cake day at work to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance.

“We all baked cakes and savouries and brought them into the office and sold them to other workers in the building.

“We also held a raffle and had donations from the local butchers Wrights of Frinton and from friends.”