Charity boost by St Edmundsbury’s former mayor

Former Mayor of St Edmundsbury Robert Everitt presents cheques to chosen charities at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds

Former Mayor of St Edmundsbury Robert Everitt presents cheques to chosen charities at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds

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The former mayor of St Edmundsbury has given a £30,000 boost to a dozen West Suffolk organisations.

Cllr Robert Everitt raised the £30,000 through civic events held during his mayoralty year.

His two main charities - Gatehouse and West Suffolk Hospital Acute Kidney Injury – each received £10,000 during a presentation at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds today.

The remaining £10,000 was split between St Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Guildhall Project, Ahead Club, the Bury St Edmunds Deaf Association, The Voice Squad, Stagecoach, Haverhill Silver Band, Artheads, the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band and Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets.

Cllr Everitt, said: “It was an amazing and fun year as mayor.

“I was delighted to have had so much support for my various civic fund-raising events – and I was staggered to raise such a vast sum of money for a great variety of local groups and organisations.”