A host of charities for the young, elderly and disabled have benefitted after a year of dedicated fundraising by Wisbech’s outgoing mayor.
David Hodgson handed out just over £5,800 raised during his term in office to 11 local charities.
During a special cheque presentation evening at Wisbech Town Hall, money raised throughout the last 12 months was divided between: The St Augustine’s Day Care Centre, Victoria Lodge, Wisbech and District Tenants and Residents Association, Wisbech Sea Cadets, Girls Adventure Corps, Wisbech Army Cadets, 3rd Wisbech Scouts, Wisbech Table Tennis Association, Hudson Indoor Bowls Club at Wisbech, Wisbech and District Camera Club and Wisbech Veterans.
A fundraising raffle was also held on the night for the Cambs 876 Riders, who are now enjoying the Freedom of the Town.
Mr Hodgson also made presentations to town council clerk Terry Jordan for his “great work” and to the deputy clerk Susanah Farmer for all of her help. He also thanked his wife, outgoing mayoress Judy Hodgson, for all her “amazing” work with the fundraising events.
Mr Hodgson said: “My aim was to raise money for the young, elderly and disabled groups and communities in Wisbech. Many Mayors donate their raised funds to a single charity, but the choice of who to support was a difficult one for me.
“After leaving the hundreds of events we have visited, we felt we would love to raise money for them as well. In the end we decided to support 11 different groups.”