Outgoing chairman of South Kesteven District Council Rosemary Kaberry-Brown has given donations totalling £3,800 to charities she has supported during her year in the role.
Coun Kaberry-Brown chose to support Macmillan Cancer Support nurses and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, and presented representatives from each cause a cheque at the council offices in Grantham.
Macmillan was handed £2,000 and the air ambulance £1,808.95.
Coun Kaberry-Brown said: “I am very pleased with the money that has been raised and I would like to thank all of the staff and councillors who have helped me.”
Lady Sarah McCorquodale is a patron for the air ambulance and collected the money on their behalf.
She said: “This money will help keep the helicopter in the air as without this sort of donation we would not have an air ambulance.”
Duncan Andrew, chairman of Macmillan in Grantham, Sleaford and district, added: “We are very grateful and this donation is hugely appreciated.
“The money will be spent in the local area supporting the team in South Lincolnshire.”