THE Save Southend NHS committee members and campaigners proudly presented a cheque for £603 to Southend Hospital.

The money was raised at Southend Carnival last month, and will go to the Southend Hospital Charity and A&E.

Spokesman Mike Fieldhouse said: “This donation to Southend A&E - the same A&E that people power helped save from the blanket redirection of 999 emergency ambulances to Basildon, will be used to purchase two new dopplers which are vital to detect blood flow.”