A cheque for ¬£4,030 has been presented to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance by last year’s Waltham Abbey Town Mayor Councillor Jeane Lea.

The money was raised at a Rock and Roll Night and an ‘East Meets West’ evening with a buffet of Indian and English food at Waltham Abbey Town Hall.

Mrs Lea presented the cheque to the helicopter crew when she was invited to the air base on North Weald Airfield yesterday (Thursday) when she was given a tour of the helicopter and also the critical care response cars which are also based at the airfield.

Mrs Lea said: “I was delighted to have been able to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.

“It’s a brilliant charity that saves so many lives.”