CAN’T BEAT A DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY
BEACONSFIELD Town Council launched the new Mayor’s Appeal with an ancient custom for the first time since 1928.
The council revived the tradition of Beating the Bounds on Sunday (May 22) to celebrate the unity and community of the town and present the two charities chosen for the appeal.
Newly elected mayor Patrick Hogan has chosen Padstones and Rennie Grove Hospice Care, and believed it was the first time beating the bounds had taken place for over 80 years.
He added: “We had the beating around the town to celebrate the fact that the town has grown.
“The event celebrated the unity of the town and the three distinct parts of it.” He added: “For reviving an event it went very well.”
Rennie Grove community fundraising manager, Claire Redrup, said: “We’re delighted that the new Mayor of Beaconsfield, Patrick Hogan, has chosen to support us during his mayoral year.
“We need to raise £7.2 million each year to fund our 24/7 responsive hospice at home service in patients’ homes and having the mayor’s support will not only help us raise crucial funds but also vital awareness of our service.”
The appeal can be found at https://localgiving.org/ fundraising/mayorof beaconsfield2016-17/
Ceremony: Mayor Patrick Hogan and town crier Dick Smith with Sue Varvel of the Rennie Grove Hospice. Patrick Hogan with members of the 606 Air Cadets squadron, and Ranwal Toor reads a brief history of the town