Higham Ferrers mayor ends his year on a high with £7,500 raised for charity

The money will be shared among charities and good causes in the area

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 10:54 am
The outgoing mayor and mayoress of Higham Ferrers

Higham Ferrers' outgoing mayor has ended his year on a high with £7,500 raised for charity.

Cllr Chris O'Rourke finished his term of office on Tuesday (May 26), during which he has raised £7,500 for his charities and good causes in the area.

Cllr O'Rourke said: "This will be shared to all the local groups in the town who applied, which will help support many groups in the community with craft materials, training, drama classes, sports equipment as well as tourism, St Mary's Church Bedehouse, the food bank, as well as the other charity the Encephalitis Society."

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Due to social distancing, full details of the presentations will follow at a later date.

But the mayor and mayoress Kathleen Meredith have thanked everyone who supported them at the many fundraisers they organised and for their donations and raffle prizes.

Cllr O'Rourke added: "It has been a great pleasure and honour for us to serve the people of Higham Ferrers, at the many town events as well as other town events, and one we have totally embraced and enjoyed.

"However, it was unfortunate that we couldn't fulfil the full year of engagements and events, but we do realise that people's safety is of the utmost importance.

Cllr Chris O'Rourke (right)

"On a final note we both wish the new mayor Cllr Christina Reavey and her consort husband Tony all the best for a successful year."

To read more about Higham Ferrers' new mayor, click here

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