Outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn, Councillor June Harrison and Councillor Joyce Plummer have raised over £20,000 since being elected in 2019.
Councillor June Harrison said:
“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to my Mayoral Charity Committee and all the staff who have supported me throughout my extended period as Mayor. In 2019/2020 we raised £16,000 which was distributed throughout many local charities to help them continue the great work they do in our community.
“Due to the pandemic our term as Mayor and Mayoress was extended for one year and we chose to support the Hyndburn Hub. With events and many of the usual fundraising opportunities being cancelled we chose to set up an online just giving page.
“Over £5,500 was raised through this page and many individuals, businesses and organisations contributed. I am very pleased to announce this money will be distributed amongst the foodbanks in Hyndburn, who continue to help anyone in need in our borough.
“I wish our new Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Consort all the best and know they will do a fantastic job for our district over the coming year.”
2019/2020 Mayoral Charity Raised:
Play4uz2 – £3646
Clayton Amateur Boxing Club – £4000
Hyndburn Macmillan Cancer Support – £2694
Derian House Children’s Hospice £2100
North West Air Ambulance – £2100
Hyndburn Hub – £1000
1st Oswaldtwistle Scouts – £76
Accrington Sea Cadets – £76
Rotary Club of Accrington – £76
VICS Visually Impaired Children’s Support – £76
Hyndburn Over 50’s Club – £76
Hyndburn Wheels For All – £76
2020/2021 Mayoral Charity Raised:
Hyndburn Hub – £5,599.03
The Mayor and Mayoress also donated:
£200 to Derian House
£200 to Hyndburn Macmillan Cancer Support
£100 to Play4uz2
£50 to NW Air Ambulance