On Saturday 26th April, Kidsgrove Town Council held the annual Kidsgrove Mayor’s charity ball. I chose the 1920’s theme after seeing a remake of The Great Gatsby film at the cinema. I would personally like to thank all those that attended to make the evening so successful. Some of the costumes were very authentic. I thought it would be good to list those people and businesses that contributed to the raffle so I have attached the programme of the evening, click link: Mayors Ball 2014
Almost £700 was raised for Staffordshire Sands and other charities. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with many local charities over the last 3 years. I hope the new Town Mayor has just as much fun as I have had organising some of these events for a good cause. Its such a good feeling to know the work we do has helped us to reach out to so many people in the community with many different needs.
Fundraisers, volunteers and the people of Kidsgrove have been busy raising lots of money for charity today. The Macmillan Cancer support event is held in the UK each year raising thousands of pounds for the charity to support people in need.
Firstly I visited Linda Blunt at her home. She baked hundreds of cakes and treats for friends, family and passersby and opened her home for the day. Linda who works at the local Tesco is well known for her charity work and always makes a real difference to people’s lives. Keep those cakes baking Linda and we will keep coming back! I am hoping to have Linda officially recognised in the near future for her dedication to charity work.
After my first visit feeling rather full, my next stop was the Parson’s family home. I was faced with even more glorious baking and cakes were bursting out of the room. After having a good catch up with John and Janet I had ago of guess the amount of coffee beans in the jar. One thing I would like to say is how proud I am of Ruth. Ruth Parsons was diagnosed with Leukaemia this year but instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for herself she’s taken the bull by its horns and raised hundreds of pounds for charity. What an inspiration she really is doing so much for a good cause. Best wishes, Kyle Robinson.