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Military charity benefits from councillors' fund-raising efforts
3:00pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A SOLDIERS’ charity has benefited from the fund-raising efforts of two Bromsgrove councillors.
In 2010, council chairman June Griffiths selected Help for Heroes, which helps those who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts, as her chosen charity during her time as leading citizen.
During the 2011/12 period, Councillor Caroline Spencer took on the role as civic head and also chose the charity to benefit from fund-raisers held during her year in the role.
A number of charity activities were held including dinner dances, a summer evening event, a black country night, the council’s carol service, and collections at the councillors’ civic services and meetings.
There were also generous donations from Bromsgrove residents, and from organisers of the Timberhonger 10k, held in Sanders Park annually.
The pair have now handed over a cheque for £12,669 to the regional branch of the charity.
Part of this money is to go towards funding the running costs of Fisher House, a new forces and families centre located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.
Both councillors thanked everyone who helped them raise the impressive sum.