Date of release: Thursday 13 August, 2015
Former Mayor of Wolverhampton Mike Heap has handed over £15,000 to local charities – the proceeds of fundraising events held during his time in office.
Mike, who was Mayor in 2014-15, organised a series of events in aid of good causes, from coffee mornings and auctions to charity dinners and quiz nights.
And the £15,000 they raised has been split equally between his chosen charities, Breast Care Nurses Trust Fund (which is managed by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity), Interfaith Wolverhampton and Mencap’s Wolverhampton Branch.
Representatives from each organisation came to the Mayor's Parlour on Thursday (13 August, 2015) to collect a cheque for £5,000.
Mike said: "I'd like to thank everyone who supported the charity events we held during my time in office and I am delighted that we've been able to raise so much money for these three very worthy causes.
"I know the money will be incredibly useful for the Breast Care Nurses Trust Fund, Interfaith Wolverhampton and Mencap’s Wolverhampton Branch as they continue their excellent work for the people of our city."
The current Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Ian Brookfield, is using his year in office to raise money for local foodbanks and soup kitchens, the Physiotherapy department at West Park Rehabilitation Hospital, the Kingswood Trust, Bilston Remembered and the Interfaith Network.
To find out more about the Mayor, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/mayoral.
Photographed: Leanne Bood Fundraising Coordinator, receiving a cheque from former Mayor Mike Heap