Former mayor's duo of bumper cheques for caring charities

Former Mayor of Clitheroe Maureen Fenton with Danielle Richards, community fundraiser for Marie Curie and Julie Raine, senior co-ordinator for Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley.
Former Mayor of Clitheroe Maureen Fenton with Danielle Richards, community fundraiser for Marie Curie and Julie Raine, senior co-ordinator for Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley.
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The former Mayor of Clitheroe has presented two caring and supportive charities with cheques for more than £1,000.

Coun. Maureen Fenton presented two cheques for £1,200 to Marie Curie and their fundraising Ribble Valley group, and Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley.

Danielle Richards, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “Marie Curie and their Ribble Valley fundraising group are absolutely thrilled to receive £1,200 from Maureen Fenton as the result of amazing fundraising efforts during her mayoral year. The group have been proud to be a part of Maureen’s time as mayor and would like to say an enormous thank you for the support she has shown our cause. The money raised will help us fund more than 60 hours of nursing care to families in this area who are dealing with terminal illness. This amounts to a week of care which is an incredibly special achievement and we are so grateful.”

Julie Raine, senior co-ordinator for Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley, said: “On behalf of all the families supported by Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley, the trustees would like to express their appreciation of the commitment Coun. Maureen Fenton has demonstrated to raise vital funds for us to continue our work. As Mayor of Clitheroe, Coun. Fenton has not only helped to generate £1,200 towards our work with families in the community, she has helped to ensure that more people living in the local area are aware of support that is available. Her generosity and hard work means that more families will be matched with volunteers, able to access support at groups and enjoy family life.”

Speaking about her fundraising, Coun. Fenton said: “I am delighted to have been able to raise this money for two charities whose care and support means so much to so many local people and families. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped – the town hall team who pulled everything together for the events, my mayoress Rebecca, council colleagues and all those people, companies and organisations who have bought tickets, made tea and cakes, donated raffle prizes, provided venues and eaten chocolate to make this result possible.”