We were asked to attend a council meeting today to receive a donation for Middlewichann. The outgoing Mayor Bill Walmsley has been collecting monies for deserving causes throughout his term in office. Whilst we knew about this our expectation was that if we were lucky it might amount to a couple of hundred pounds. To our extreme surprise and delight, we were presented with a cheque for £1500.
A massive “Thanks” must go to Bill and Bernice for such a fabulous donation and whilst I am not going to put this on our Gold Star page (I know Bill would be embarrassed) they both get a gold star from us for being such good friends to the group. Although they were not re-elected in the recent council elections we wish them both the very best going forward.
We have carefully banked the cheque and are considering using it to start a fund for another trip to The Calvert Trust next year.