Cash for charities after mayor’s year
TWO charities have been granted thousands of pounds after fundraising by the mayor.
Macclesfield mayor Alift Harewood-Jones MBE chose charities to support during her year as the town’s first citizen.
She picked young people’s charity Just Drop-In and Live at Home, which supports older people, which are based in Macclesfield and serve the local community.
She has been supporting fundraising activities including a coffee afternoon, dinner hosted by the college and charity ball.
Now she has presented the charities with £3,814, split equally between them.
The mayor would like to thank everyone who has contributed their time, services, and donated raffle and auction items.
She said: “Being mayor has enabled me to meet many local people and see first-hand the good work they are doing.
“The community would not be what it is today without their dedication and selflessness.
“My theme for the year is ‘bridging the gap’ which itself is a message of togetherness and is reflected in my choice of charities and they work they do.
“I am grateful to everyone who has supported me and in particular those who have assisted with the fundraising activities.”
Just Drop In provides information and practical advice, such as employment, money or accom- modation to young people aged 12-25 years. It offers counselling and a range of facilities for acquiring skills for independent living.
Ann Wright, manager, said: “As a local charity, it has been a real pleasure to be part of such an inspiring mayoral year and to have been involved in so many local events and activities.
“We are thankful for all the funds that have been raised which will go towards helping the town’s young people to find their feet.”
Live at Home provides helps older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives. They offer befriending, three luncheon clubs, social activities, a telephone link and afternoon tea club.
Chris Harrop, manager, said: “I want to say thankyou to the mayor and her consort Peter.
“Every penny will help people of our community to make friends and maintain their independence.”
Mayor Coun Alift Harewood-Jones MBE and consort Peter Jones hand over the charity donations to Chris Harrop from Live at Home and Ann Wright from Just Drop In