FUNDRAISERS have handed £10,000 to local good causes.

Clacton Lions Club gave the cash to a number of group during a special presentation evening at Imperial House, in Rosemary Road.

A sum of £1,300 was given to 1st Clacton Guides for their help with the Lions’ house-to-house Christmas collection.

Lions’ spokesman Adrian Robinson said: “Two particular Guides, Charlie and Kate, were singled out for special mention and a special award for their actions when noticing what looked like a local resident lying on the floor through a glass doorway.

“Having attracted the attention of their Guider, a neighbour was called who had a key and the paramedics were summoned.

“The resident concerned was taken to hospital and has since recovered.”

Cheques for £2,000 were presented to Essex Air Ambulance and Care 4 Casualties Diabetes UK, Dream 100 Kids Trust, East Anglian Children's Hospices and Sue Ryder each received £700.

Vivien Chapman collected £1,500 on behalf of Brightlingsea Town Council towards the cost of new play equipment for the Western Promenade playground.

And a cheque for £2,500 was presented to Chris Booth, from Tendring-based men's health charity Chaps. The cash will help to fund a men's health awareness day in Clacton in the autumn.