Mayor of Saffron Walden Cllr Heather Asker has given away an Ibanez jazz guitar to a lucky raffle winner.

The Ibanez Artcore guitar, which was donated anonymously, was raffled off at Art Beats in Emson Close (previously Neon, Vinyl and Arts).

A local band also donated an amp, a tuner and a bag of guitar picks to accompany the prize.


Martin from Southend was chosen as the winner, with Sean - who lives nearby - picking it up on his behalf.

The raffle raised £860, which will benefit the mayor's chosen charities Fairycroft House and SW Youth Outreach Project.

Cllr Asker said: "My grateful thanks to those who bought and sold tickets, and to the very generous donors of the guitar and amplifier."