Glen Jackson, last year’s Men’s Captain, attended the visitor centre at the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance service based at the Earls Colne air field and presented them with a cheque for £5222.29 – raised during his year.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a charity. The free life-saving service is provided 24/7 by helicopters and by rapid response vehicles.

Each critical care team consists of a pilot and co-pilot, a pre-hospital care doctor and a critical care paramedic.

They can be rushed to the scene with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care, usually only in the hospital emergency department.

Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed to the most appropriate hospital by air or land.

The average cost of a mission is £2200 and the teams are dispatched 6 times a day 365 days a year! The cost to cover both helicopters flying plus other costs is in excess of £750,000 per month!

Glen said it was great meeting all the team and would like to once again thank all the members at Stoke by Nayland for their generosity towards this worthwhile charity.