After months of hard work fundraising members of a Lions club were able to see the fruits of their labours when they handed the Herts Air Ambulance service a £1,000 cheque.

The Stevenage Corey’s Mill Lions Club had organised various events including a race night last month to raise the money for the charity.

The club’s membership chair and publicity co-ordinator Trish Newton said: “It was a great feeling handing over the money. It provides an essential service so it was great to be able to give something back. We try to help our community as much as possible and it’s really special when all those months of fundraising finally paid off.”

Unlike the NHS emergency services the air ambulance is a charity which relies on donations to continue operating.

The club meets at 7.30pm every second and fourth Monday at Grosvenor Court in Symonds Green. If you’d like to know more, call 0845 8335746.