Lewis Hamilton's racing suit auctioned for Herts Air Ambulance

PUBLISHED: 16:19 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:35 27 September 2016

Robert Smith and Claire Brackley with daughter Millicent

Robert Smith and Claire Brackley with daughter Millicent

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A charity dinner that included the auction of Formula One star Lewis Hamiton's racing suit raised nearly £50k.

The ex-Tewin resident’s gear raised £5,500 on its own for Herts Air Ambulance, with a further £19,775 being garnered on the night earlier this month, and another £25k through the event organiser’s Just Giving page.

Event organisers Robert Smith and Claire Brackley of Elmdon hosted the dinner to say thanks to the charity for saving their daughter Millicent, who was airlifted to hospital when she was just 20 hours old.

Claire said: “I was praying that somebody would come and help us. Then suddenly the air ambulance landed in the front garden and the crew came running up the stairs and took over from the midwife who had done an amazing job.”

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