Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 25 June 2020 6:00

Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

Charities helping bereaved adults and children and another dedicated to its community are among the beneficiaries of a £9,000 donation. 

Cllr Roger Whyborn, Cheltenham’s Mayor is has presented what are called the ‘mayoral charities’ with the money – totalling £9,556.46. 

It will be split equally between the Gloucestershire branch of Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity for bereaved adults and children and St Margaret’s Hall a community venue in Hatherley. 

Pete Wrighton, chair of Cruse Bereavement Care Gloucestershire, said: “This money will enable us to invest more in the training and support of our volunteers, especially as we anticipate a significant increase in the number of clients coming to us for support once the current lockdown ends.” 

Clive Taylor vice chair St Margaret’s Hall, said: “We’re really pleased to have been chosen as one of the Mayor’s charities. This money will enable us to renew and upgrade the lighting in the hall. 

“In doing so, we will be able to utilise the latest energy-saving fixtures and fittings, which will create a better experience for our users, and lower energy costs for the hall.” 

Cllr Whyborn said: “My chosen charities do great work and I was delighted to present them with this cheque. 

“I thank everyone who supported our fundraising activities throughout the year. I will continue to do all I can to support local communities and our wonderful volunteer sector who do such valued work in the borough.’’