An afternoon tea was held in Beeston recently, to thank fundraisers who helped the mayor raise over £7,000 for his chosen charities.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe Derek Burnett welcomed the group to join him for tea and cake as a thank you for their help and support in raising money for SSAFA and East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Derek said: “I am truly touched by the support I have received during my year in office.”
“I could not have raised such a splendid sum of money without help and I am overwhelmed by people’s generosity.
“As both a local first responder for EMAS and Prison in Reach caseworker for SSAFA, I can say personally what a difference this money will make.”
A variety of fundraising events took place during Derek’s year in office, including a cake sale, golf day, a sponsored zip wire challenge, two local valuation days with Charles Hanson and the Broadway Charity Ball.
The fundraisers include local councillors, friends and local businesses who have all generously donated their time and resources to raise a fantastic amount for the charity.