The outgoing Chairman of Hambleton District Council has handed over £1000 to charity.

Councillor John Noone chose the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to support during his year in office.

This is a very important charity which does a marvellous job,” he said.

“It costs £12,000 per day to keep both of the Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances in the air and they rely solely on donations. Anyone of us could need the service at any time – especially living in a rural area where we have to travel further to get to a hospital.

“I am pleased to have been able to use my Chairman’s year to support this vital service.”

Councillor Noone is pictured with Linda Stead from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (far left) and his wife Diane.