THE now former mayor of Chelmsford, Trevor Miller, presented a cheque for £21,000 to J’s Hospice.

In a reception at the Civic Centre, representatives from J’s – the mayor’s chosen charity for the year, were delighted to receive the donation.

Mr Miller said: “It does not seem possible that my year as mayor is almost over, although I have completed more than 300 engagements during my term of office.

“The mayoress and I wish to thank all those who have helped us during the year. As our term ends, we take away some wonderful memories and wish the next mayor an equally enjoyable year.”