THE Welsh Air Ambulance charity has received more than £1,500 thanks to an event which took place in Llandudno earlier in the year.

The second edition of the Mercedes Benz club’s ‘Mercedes on the Prom’ event held in the town in June raised a total of £1,570.

More than one hundred Mercedes cars of all models and ages were parked on the Promenade during the event, attracting more than 200 visitors to the area.

On Sunday, regional officer of the North Wales + Borders section of the Mercedes Benz Club arranged a Sunday Lunch for just under 30 members - where the cheque on behalf of Wales Air Ambulance was handed over to the team.

Held at Caernarfon Airport, Mercedes Benz club members were given a detailed look inside the Air Ambulance helicopter before a presentation was made.

Further funds of £467 were raised by other guests at Llandudno’s Mercedes Benz gathering on behalf of the national RNLI team.

Mr Henderson said: “Such was the success of this event, that is going to be repeated in 2020 on Sunday June 28.

“It is open to all Members of The Mercedes Benz Club and once again all proceeds will be for the benefit of the Wales Air Ambulance.”

The charity relies on donations from members of the public to help keep its helicopters flying - with each mission costing around £1500 on average.

The cars at this year's Llandudno gathering were mainly sports and convertibles comprising various generations of the SL and SLK models but saloons, coupes and estate cars were also well represented.

Some of the rarer models were three 1960's "Pagoda" SL, and a CLK63 AMG Black Series once owned by Jeremy Clarkson. Further information, contact