Cheltenham Mayor presents charity cheque

Published on 24th June 2020

Mayor presents cheque to charity representatives

Cllr Roger Whyborn, Cheltenham’s Mayor, last Friday, 19 June 2020, presented Mayoral charities with a cheque for more than £9,000.

The total of £9,556.46 raised 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.

Mayor, Cllr Roger 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.’'

Pete Wrighton, Chair of Cruse Bereavement Care Gloucestershire, said: "We are very grateful to have been chosen as one of the Mayor's charities for 2019/20. 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 continued: "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." 

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Notes to editor

St. Margaret’s Hall user group runs a community hall in Hatherley. Activities are diverse, ranging from dog training, model railway exhibitions, a full range of fitness, dance, and slimming groups, as well as occasional social evenings run by the hall committee.

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and works to enhance societies care of bereaved people.

Cheltenham Mayor Cllr Roger Whyborn and Deputy Mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday will continue in their roles for another year to find out more see the media release

Image, from left to right: Victoria Downing - St Margaret’s Hall, Clive Taylor - St Margaret’s Hall, Cllr Roger Whyborn, Mayor of Cheltenham, Anne Irvine - Cruse Gloucestershire, Louise Taylor - Cruse Gloucestershire