A FIVE-year-old boy will be reunited with the people who airlifted him to hospital after a trampolining accident.

Max Compton broke his arm in the fall at his home in Chipping.

The Brabin’s Endowed pupil fell after being hit by a football, but mum Clare said he only cried when he realised he would miss lunch while at Royal Preston Hospital.

To thank the North West Air Ambulance for their help in April, Max hosted a bake sale at school and raised £100.

He is now looking forward to visiting the air ambulance base at Barton, Greater Man-chester.

Mother-of-three Clare, who works in waste management for Lanc-ashire County Council, said: “The North West Air Ambulance arrived quickly and staff really put us at ease.

“We’re all very grateful for their efficiency.

“We’re so proud of Max for all the effort he’s gone to. It’s remarkable for a child of his age.

“We’d like to thank everyone who supported Max, as it’s helped us to give something back to the charity.

“Max is still undergoing treatment and we are all hoping he makes a speedy recovery.”

The North West Air Ambulance relies on more than £4.2m a year to keep two helicopters flying.

Lynda Brislin, chief executive at the air ambulance, said: “We are full of admiration for Max.

“At such a young age, he’s gone to great lengths to raise £100 for our charity.

“We are forever thankful for the efforts of people like Max and his family, as it is efforts like these that help to keep our two helicopters operational and saving lives.

“The team is looking forward to meeting Max again in a few weeks’ time, and giving him a grand tour of our base and showing him around one of our helis.”