Councillor Frederick Neale, the Mayor of Christchurch for 2015-16, has presented cheques to local organisations from funds he raised during his year of office.
In total, he raised £5,440 through a variety of fundraising events and donations. The organisations to benefit are Age Concern, Christchurch, who received £1,500; The Friends of Christchurch Station, who also received £1,500; and Christchurch Scout groups. 1st Christchurch Town Scouts, Burton Scouts, Jumpers Scouts and Mudeford Sea Scouts each received £615.
Cllr Neale said, “It has been a hard year for charities’ fundraising, so I’m surprised and pleased that I’ve been able to raise so much to go to local Christchurch organisations.
“I’m sure that the amount that each group is receiving will be enough for them to help them to do something significant.”