BIG-hearted Rowley Regis schoolboy Dexter Roberts has won a top award from the Midlands Air Ambulance Service, in recognition of his impressive fundraising in memory of his grandad.

Dexter, aged six-years-old,

has raised £2,000 for the air ambulance

after a crew helped his grandfather before he died in a tragic accident.

In recognition of his tireless fundraising, which has seen the youngster take on gruelling walks, Dexter was presented with the Sky Champs Award at the glitzy Recognition Awards and Charity Ball organised by the air ambulance.

Dexter attended the glittering ceremony at the Vox at the Resorts World in Birmingham, where he walked the red carpet with proud mum Katie.

The ceremony was attended by celebrities including actor Will Mellor.

Katie Roberts, said: "I'm immensely proud of him, I didn't expect it at all. When they played the video and he had won I actually cried."

To mark the special occasion, Dexter's family had him made a special dickie bow with decorated with helicopters in a nod to his special link to the air ambulance.

The award celebrated the Blackheath Primary School pupil’s commitment to fundraising for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which has been close to Dexter's heart, as his much-loved grandad Maurice Roberts was treated by an air ambulance crew after falling off the roof of the family's home in Mountford Close.

Although they sadly could not save his life, the crew enabled the whole family to say goodbye to the 72-year-old at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham before his life support was switched off.

The award does not mark the end of Dexter's fundraising challenge- the six-year-old will be on hand with his collection bucket at a Midlands Air Ambulance open day at the at Strensham Airbase on Sunday September 15.