Cash aid for stuck copter.
Staff from NIG Insurance, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, travelled from their office in Ashington to hand over a cheque for the money to the Great North Ambulance Service.
Some of the money was raised from a raffle and, as a result of the amount raised, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group added pounds 500 to the total. Sandra Rynn, regional manager for NIG, said: "It was lovely to see the crew and learn first hand how the money would be used.
"The helicopter is smaller than I expected but has a great deal of equipment. We hope to be raising some more money for the charity soon."
The Great North Air Ambulance is a charity and gets no Government or lottery money. Its Carlisle and Blyth-based copters were grounded in February, but the Carlisle service has been restored.