When Councillor Joe Makepeace was elected Mayor of Ferryhill in May 2019, he chose to support The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust and Ferryhill Scout Group during his year in Office.
Unfortunately, in March 2020 we were hit with the Coronavirus pandemic and all fundraising events were cancelled. Luckily, some events had already been held including a Quiz Night, Fashion Show, Carol Service and Charity Burns Night Dinner and the Mayor was able to raise £2,915.
A socially distanced presentation was finally able to take place at Ferryhill Town Hall on Wednesday 28th October 2020 where the Mayor, Councillor Joe Makepeace handed over a cheque for £1,457.50 to Mark Solan of the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust and Malcolm Turnbull of the Ferryhill Scout Group.
Speaking after the presentation Joe said “I am extremely proud to have been able to support the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust and Ferryhill Scout Group. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the last year, either by coming along to events or by donating prizes. I am overwhelmed by the support I have received and extremely happy I have been able to help two fantastic local groups.”
Mark Solan of The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust said “We are honoured to have been the chosen charity for Ferryhill Town Council and the money raised will help us continue to support local families who are living with a cancer diagnosis or dealing with a cancer bereavement. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Mayor and everyone who has supported him”.
Ferryhill Scout Group representative, Malcolm Turnbull said “We are very grateful for the donation from the Mayor of Ferryhill, the money will be spent on making the Scout Hall Covid secure and the purchase of tablets and upgrading the subscription on Zoom for children to be able to engage online”.
Councillor Makepeace will continue to serve as Mayor of Ferryhill for the time being and he has decided to support Ferryhill Indoor Bowls Club and Seconds Out Boxing Academy for the remainder of his time as Mayor.
We are unsure when we can start holding fundraising events again, however tickets are now on sale for the Mayors first ever Christmas Prize Draw. Three lucky winners will each receive a Cash Prize, with 50% of the proceeds also going towards Seconds Out Boxing Academy, and Ferryhill Indoor Bowling Club. Tickets are £1.00 each, and are available from the following outlets:
- Seconds Out Boxing Academy
- Ferryhill Indoor Bowling Club
- Ferryhill Town Hall (10.00am – 2.00pm Mondays and Fridays only)
Many Local Councilors will also be selling tickets.
The Prize Draw will take place on Monday, 7th December. Residents are urged to buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment.