Prime support for brilliant’ charity
FORMER Royston mayor Councillor Bill Prime presented a cheque for £3,095 to the Royston and South Cambridgeshire branch of Home-Start on Monday. The cheque was part of the money raised for charity during Cllr Prime s mayoral year. Cllr Prime met Home-St
FORMER Royston mayor Councillor Bill Prime presented a cheque for £3,095 to the Royston and South Cambridgeshire branch of Home-Start on Monday.
The cheque was part of the money raised for charity during Cllr Prime's mayoral year.
Cllr Prime met Home-Start chairman Cllr Lindsay Davidson and Diane Raiola, accounts administrator, and Tracy Aggett, scheme administrator, at Royston Town Hall to present the cheque.
Cllr Prime said: "I am so impressed with the work that Home-Start does. It is a truly brilliant charity, which gives marvellous support to young families."
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Home-Start is a voluntary-run organisation that offers friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under five-years-of age. It gives families under stress support in their own home and help prevent family crisis and breakdown.
Cllr Davidson said: "We have decided to set up the Bill Prime Christmas Fund, where we will use the money for the next two to three years. Each Christmas we send gifts to the families in our care.
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"We couldn't afford to do this without Cllr Prime's help. He was a fantastic mayor who worked really hard for his charities."
Cllr Prime organised a number of fund-raising events during his mayoral year, including quiz nights, charity dinners, dances, and a golf day. All of which helped contribute to the £6,190 that he helped raise.
Home-Start senior co-ordinator Sarah Dixon said: "The money raised will go directly to the people and help families in the North Herts and South Cambridgeshire.
"This cheque is extremely important."
Cllr Prime said: "I am delighted to have raised this money and hand over a cheque for such a tremendous cause. It really deserves it.
"The money raised will make a difference," he added.
n Two weeks ago Cllr Prime handed the Frank Letts Blind Fellowship a cheque for £3,095 from his mayoral charity.