Thanks for boosting the mayor’s appeal

Kind-hearted attendees have boosted the mayor of Chesterfield’s charity appeal to the tune of more than £20,000.

From May 2017 to May 2018, the mayor’s appeal raised £21,174 when Liberal Democrat councillor Maureen Davenport served as mayor.

Assisted by mayoress, Mrs Liz Archer, Councillor Davenport hosted a series of events to raise funds for two charities:

  • Retreat at the Royal – a community garden for the new Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • The Chesterfield Child Contact Centre – helping to rebuild vital relationships between parents and children.

Councillor Davenport said: “Thanks to everyone who supported these two causes during my year as mayor.

“Both do excellent work supporting families in the borough and I’m extremely pleased that we have been able to raise funds for them to continue in this work.”

The mantle has now been passed to the current mayor, Labour councillor Stuart Brittain and his wife Anne, who serves as mayoress.

They are raising funds for Ashgate Hospicecare and Citizens Advice Chesterfield

This year’s appeal has got off to a good start thanks to the sweet teeth of staff and tenants at Chesterfield’s Innovation Centres.

The staff at Tapton Lock Innovation Centre and Dunston Innovation Centre, both managed by Chesterfield Borough Council, manage a tuck shop at reception, where snackers can indulge by leaving a small donation for charity.

The total raised in snacks over several years amounts to £1,000 at each centre, which has been donated to the appeal.

For more information, visit the mayor’s section of our website.