Mayor’s delight as charity fund nets £20,000

Coun Christine Akeroyd
Coun Christine Akeroyd
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Three charities will benefit from Fylde mayor Coun Christine Akeroyd’s charity fund, which has raised £20,000 over the last 12 months.

Coun Akeroyd, whose granddaughter Helen has been mayoress, has attended around 200 functions during her year of office and the cash raised is being split between Kilgrimol Girlguiding Centre in St Annes, Home-Start Blackpool Fylde and Wyre and the forces charity SSAFA.

It has been a pleasure to meet so many people who voluntarily give their time to raising funds for the charities they support

Coun Akeroyd, who will hand over first citizen duties to her successor Coun John Singleton on Wednesday, said: “It has been a pleasure to meet so many people who voluntarily give their time to raising funds for the charities they support.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the mayoral charities throughout my year in office – it is so rewarding to be able to give something back to such deserving causes.”

Coun Singleton, who represents Staining and Weeton on Fylde Council, will be installed as mayor as the annual ceremony held at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion. His wife Geraldine will be mayoress and deputy mayor Lytham councillor Ray Thomas.