Former mayor presents cash to chosen charities

Charmaine Beirnes, deputy sister, KGH cardiac centre Cllr Bhupendra Patel, deputy mayor Ramesh Patel, centre manager, Pravasi Mandal Ramesh Patel, treasurer, Pravasi Mandal.

Charmaine Beirnes, deputy sister, KGH cardiac centre Cllr Bhupendra Patel, deputy mayor Ramesh Patel, centre manager, Pravasi Mandal Ramesh Patel, treasurer, Pravasi Mandal.

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The deputy mayor of Wellingborough has presented more than £6,000 to charities from money raised during his term as mayor of the borough.

Cllr Bhupendra Patel presented cheques to his chosen charities, Kettering General Hospital’s cardiac centre and Pravasi Mandal.

Representatives from both organisations attended a presentation ceremony at Swanspool House recently.

The cardiac centre received £3,000 and Pravasi Mandal was given £3,510.50.

Cllr Patel is pictured with Charmaine Beirnes, deputy sister at KGH cardiac centre; Ramesh Patel, centre manager at Pravasi Mandal; and Ramesh Patel, treasurer at Pravasi Mandal.

Cllr Patel said: “I am really pleased that so much money was raised during my mayoral year.

“It will really make a difference to two local causes that help a lot of people.

“We received so much support during our fundraising efforts and I’d like to thank everyone who helped organise events, and of course every person who donated to the fund.”

The money was raised at events including a civic ball, a dinner dance organised by the Wellingborough District Leuva Patidar Samaj, a charity event organised by Pravasi Manda and a karaoke dinner and dance organised by the Wellingborough District Hindu Association.