A SEATON woman has yarn-bombed a bike to raise cash for a vital air ambulance service.

Lynne Hardman, 75, of Causeway Road, is raising cash for the Great North Air Ambulance service.

It took her three weeks to crochet all the colourful decorations for her bike. And following a friend's suggestion, a little ET has also appeared in the bike's basket.

The creation is on display outside her home on nice days, but on Saturday she will also have a gazebo at The Hub in Workington, where she will be taking donations from 10am.

Lynne said: "I've fundraised for the Great North Air Ambulance before, I think it's a great charity. This is such a rural area and any of us could need it at any time."

Her fundraising appeal, which she launched on Facebook, reached over 4,000 people.

Lynne said: "Everyone thinks it's great. I get people stopping and looking at it when it's out in the garden, children especially love seeing ET in the basket."

She will also be raising cash at the village's next dog show on August 31.

The event at the village hall will feature multiple classes for both pedigree and non-pedigree animals and new for this year will be a flyball and gun dog display.

There are a mixture of breed and fun classes which include best pedigree, any variety open dog and bitch, dog with waggiest tail, dog judge would like to take home, best biscuit catcher and best novelty in show.

This isn't the first time that Lynne lets her creativity explode. Last year she made yarn creations in honour of the Tour of Britain passing through Seaton.

And the previous year she led community efforts to yarn-bomb the village for Christmas.