Published May 17, 2017 at 14:36
The outgoing Mayor of Rossendale raised nearly £15,500 for his chosen charities during his year in office.
Councillor Granville Morris, who represents Greenfield, attended many mayoral engagements since taking on the role of the borough’s first citizen in May 2016.
Fundraising events throughout the year, organised by the Mayor, Mayoress and his Charity Committee, have included coffee mornings, afternoon teas, meal evenings, a fashion show, musical concerts and a Grand Prize Draw.
The main charities chosen to receive proceeds are: the North West Air Ambulance, Haslingden Veterans in Communities and the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team.
Other deserving causes across the Borough to receive funds have included the Community Defibs for Rossendale, The Cotton Shed Theatre Company, Rossendale Division Girl Guiding, Christians Against Poverty, 1969 Squadron ATC, Haslingden Army Cadets, Rossendale Hospice, Rubicon, Gemma Nuttall and the Rossendale Memory Choir.
A charity cheque presentation took place on Tuesday, May 9. Recipients were invited to attend to collect their cheque, enjoy light refreshments and network with other charities.
Councillor Morris said:
It has been a fantastic year of fundraising and I am pleased to be able to divide the money we have raised between so many deserving Rossendale causes.
Each year the Mayor may decide to support a specific cause or charity, or may collect a list of charities throughout their mayoral year. If you would like your charity to be considered for a small donation at the end of the 2017/18 mayoral year, please contact Stephanie Carroll via firstname.lastname@example.org