Mayor's event raises £4,598 for local youth charity
huge £4,598 was raised
at a successful fundraising evening on Saturday (February 24th),
organised by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor, for his charity
of the year, Somerset Time for Youth.
150 people attended the fundraiser at The Oaktree to help the group
raise funds for a much-needed new minibus.
councillors, residents and supporters of the charity were among
those who attended, including the town's former MP Tessa Munt.
evening started with a local history slide show by John Strickland,
and live music from Mono Play followed, leading up to an auction
by Tamlyns' Ian Walker.
Cllr Hancock thanked all who had attended and supported the event,
saying the charity is "does incredible work."
added: "It was an absolutely fantastic evening and I thank
everyone who came along on the night and donated items towards the
raffle and auction. We didn't expect to raise such a huge sum, so
I'm really delighted with the final tally!"
Hancock named the group as his official charity of 2018 and has
made helping local youth groups one of his key priorities of the
Time For Youth offers social and leisure activities for local special
needs youngsters aged 0-18 across the Burnham-On-Sea area and they
are currently fundraising for a fully accessible minibus.