Members of Old Park Meadow's volunteer gardening club were invited to take a tour of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust base after raising £868.30 for the charity.

The club, which meets every Wednesday from 9am to midday at the natural burial ground in North End, raised the money with a plants and books sale.


During the tour of the base in North Weald, the team and volunteers learnt about how the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance operates and were given a tour of the helicopters by the pilots.

Delyse Jackman, manager of Old Park Meadow, said: "The trust is totally dependent on donations, so we are proud to be able to raise money for such an important charity."