Councillor David Fleming held his first fund raising event as Mayor of Bishop Auckland on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at Bishop Auckland Golf Club.
Councillor Fleming welcomed eleven other Mayor’s from across the County along with friends, family and supporters who enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea. Generous guests supported the fundraising with a raffle and tombola. Councillor Fleming had also requested that guests ‘bring a tin’ and was overwhelmed with the response.
Councillor Fleming said:
“I was delighted that so many guests were able to join me to raise funds and we were able to raise the profile of the fantastic work that is carried out at Woodhouse Community Foodbank, we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and raised over £220.”
“I would like to thank Tesco for supplying a raffle prize and all of the staff at the Golf Club for their hard work.”
Reverend Sarah Gill from Woodhouse Close Church said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor, David Fleming for choosing our Church Community Centre, in particular, the Crisis Intervention Project for his charity this year.”
Rev Gill went on to say:
“For those who visit us and those who work as volunteers, to them the Community Centre is a Sanctuary and a place of fulfilment of their labour of love, I would like to share some of the comments by volunteers and centre users”
“It was great when Monica started doing the food parcels”
“We see all kinds of people”
“I love it. Its friendly, clean, teamwork, companionship. I like to do things and it keeps my mind active”
“We make nice, fresh homemade food”
“If it wasn’t for this place, I wouldn’t eat. My benefit only lasts 2 and a half to 3 weeks – I would starve for the last week. I want to work but I can’t as I have had 3 strokes”
“It’s a great place to come and meet people, have a chat and something to eat”.
For more information about Woodhouse Community Foodbank phone 01388 450838 / 602935.