A charity t-shirt has been created to mark Epping Forest’s hosting of the Tour de France.

The idea of creating the green and yellow tops came from Epping Forest District council chairman, Tony Boyce.

Proceeds raised by the sale of the clothing will be donated to Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF) and Ongar District Healthcare League of Friends.

Money donated to VAEF will help the organisation purchase a 17-seater minibus with wheelchair access to transport local people to and from local clubs.

The League of Friends raises money locally to provide equipment for the two doctors' surgeries in Ongar as well as the area’s district nurses.

Remedy Recruitment in High Road, Loughton, is sponsoring the producing costs with an initial 2,000 shirts being printed which will be sold for £10.

The shirts will bear the 2014 Foret d’Epping logo designed especially to celebrate the event by Quentin Buller, Head of Partnership Services at Epping Forest College.