LAST year’s Chatteris Mayor, Peter Murphy, has presented over £2,000 to help groups within the community.
The money was raised during Mr Murphy’s year as the town’s civic leader. Over £1,000 was raised from the traditional Ball function and other money came from two fundraising nights at the Spice Lounge Indian restaurant in the High Street, and a donation from funeral directors J H Landin and Sons as a result of their memory star tree.
Representatives from the four chosen organisations were invited to the presentation at the Council Chamber and didn’t know until the night how much they would receive.
Sharon Selman, of Chatteris Festival, received £514, Sue Elam (Chatteris In Bloom) £550, Jed Roberts (principal of the Cromwell Community College) received £575 towards a school Olympic project and Chris Savill (Chatteris Lights) received £550.
Mr Murphy said he has asked all the groups to use the money towards some kind of project.
“Over a period of time, I have been involved in three of these groups. When I was Mayor, I went to the Cromwell and told Jed I was very impressed how the pupils worked and that I wanted to help with a project in some way,” said Mr Murphy.