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Exceptional year of fundraising from the mayor’s appeal

Kind-hearted Chesterfield residents have donated £29,000 to local causes in the past 12 months through the mayor’s appeal.

During their term of office from May 2016 to May 2017, Chesterfield’s mayor, Councillor Steve Brunt and his wife and mayoress, Mrs Jill Mannion-Brunt, supported by a dedicated team have organised more than 30 events to support building the new Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Accessible Derbyshire.

These events have included a charity beer festival at the Assembly Rooms in Chesterfield Market Hall, a ‘fish and fizz’ event, a Christmas jumper night and a sporting dinner with Matthew Hoggard MBE.

In addition, Councillor Brunt also entered a relay team into the Chesterfield Marathon last September where he was joined by Councillor John Dickinson, Councillor Amanda Serjeant and Chesterfield Borough Council’s chief executive, Huw Bowen.

They also organised the Whistle for the Somme event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme last summer.

Councillor Steve Brunt, mayor of Chesterfield 2016/17 said: “We have had a great year and our fundraising team have worked tirelessly throughout and the generosity of Chesterfield people helped us to realise such a fantastic sum of monies and much needed funds for our two charities”.

Councillor Brunt and Mrs Mannion-Brunt presented a cheque to both charities in a ceremony held in the mayor’s parlour at Chesterfield Town Hall.

First published on 16 May 2017 Last updated on 07 July 2017