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Former civic head raises thousands for Bromsgrove charities
10:50am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Local
THE former first citizen of Bromsgrove has thanked the public for their support of her year in office, which has helped raised thousands for local charities.
Bromsgrove District Council’s former civic head Janice Boswell, who served in the position for a year between May 2012 and 2013, held various fund-raisers and civic events.
Members of the public made generous donations and an impressive £8,834 was raised.
The Furlongs councillor’s chosen charities were the Primrose Hospice, Stroke Association and Edward’s Trust, and the money is being split between the three.
The Primrose Hospice is putting its share towards opening up an extra room at the hospice, while the Stroke Association is using its money to pay for services at the Life After Stroke Centre, based in Bromsgrove.
Edward’s Trust’s portion is being used to help pay for bereavement counselling to parents whose children have died, and children whose parents have died in traumatic circumstances.
Coun Boswell said: “The charities’ amazing work speaks for itself.
“Thank you to the fundraisers who continue to work so hard, thank you to the council staff that help at our end, and thanks most of all to all the residents who donated, no matter how large or small the donation, to these wonderful causes.”
Current civic head Helen Jones is raising money for the Afasic and Pilgrim Bandits charities, during her year in office.
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