As one of her final duties in office as Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Yvonne Spence presented her chosen charities – Kids Inspire and Broomfield Hospital Dementia Project- a cheque for £87,614.19.
The amount will be shared equally between the two charities and representatives from both charities were delighted to accept the cheque at the Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday 22 May.
During their civic year, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Councillor Christine Garrett, held many fundraising events and activities which helped towards raising the money and was all run with the help of a supportive committee. They have both attended and spoken at many functions: some formal, some relating directly to council business, but the majority acting as a focal point for life in Chelmsford.
Councillor Yvonne Spence was thrilled with the amount of money raised for the two great causes. She said, “I am aware that this is a colossal total, even by Chelmsford’s wonderful standards of generosity. It reflects the kindness and generous spirit of the community I met throughout my Mayoral year, and a lot of hard work by a brilliant, dedicated committee team.
“It has been a great honour to be Mayor of Chelmsford and I will take away some wonderful memories.”
Thursday 30 May 2019