The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bradley Stoke Town Council on 20th May saw outgoing mayor John Ashe present cheques to his two chosen ‘charities of the year’, the Royal British Legion (RBL) and the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC), each of which received £4,070.
The money handed to the groups derives from fundraising events organised by the town council over the past 12 months, principally the community festival in June and the firework display in November.
The president of the Stoke Gifford Branch of the RBL (which covers Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, and Filton) Brian Hewitt MBE said:
“It was a great honour to be invited to the town council AGM to be presented with a cheque for the magnificent amount of £4,070 for our branch Poppy Appeal.”
“This substantial cheque raises our collection for the current year (ending on 30th September) to a record total amount to date of £47,799, which is a fantastic effort by all involved.”
Community Fundraising Organiser Ella Mayne accepted the second cheque on behalf of the air ambulance charity.
Following the charity cheque presentations, councillors voted unanimously to appoint Cllr Roger Avenin as the next mayor of Bradley Stoke and Cllr Elaine Hardwick as his deputy.
Photo: Brian Hewitt MBE (left) and John Moloney of RBL Stoke Gifford with Cllr Ashe.
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Photo: Ella Mayne of GWAAC receives a cheque from Cllr Ashe.
Photo: Cllr Roger Avenin (left) receives the chain of office from the outgoing mayor, Cllr John Ashe.
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