TWO health clubs have raised £200 to help pay for Hampshire’s air ambulance.

Members of David Lloyd Southampton and its sister club in Ringwood staged a charity swim.

Representatives from the Southampton club visited the air ambulance at its base in Thruxton to present the cheque.

The swim was organised by Derek Biggs who said: “So many people think the air ambulance receives Government money but it’s totally voluntarily funded.

“It costs about £3,000 a day to keep the service running and has saved so many lives since it has been in operation.”