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Devon folk music marathon raises £15K for air ambulance

Seth Lakeman
Image caption Seth Lakeman, pictured performing at Radio Devon studios, said the amount raised was "fantastic"

BBC Radio Devon listeners have contributed more than £15,000 to the Devon Air Ambulance in a 24-hour fundraising marathon live on air.

Musicians Seth Lakeman, Ellie Williams and Steve Skaith were among the performers who raised £15,663.48.

Lakeman said afterwards: "We've had a fabulous time and the amount of money they raised is fantastic in 24 hours."

The Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal has raised £181,849 towards a target of £600,000 for a new helicopter.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust thanked all the listeners for their contributions.

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