Mayor of Grantham gives town events group a cash boost

The Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with invited guests at the presentation of her fund-raising total to the Grantham Carnival and Events Group.

The Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with invited guests at the presentation of her fund-raising total to the Grantham Carnival and Events Group.

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The Mayor of Grantham was able to present a total of £3,361 to a local events group after a year of fund-raising.

Coun Linda Wootten presented the money to the Grantham Carnival and Events Group following a year of fund-raising events.

The cheque was presented to Roy Wright, chairman of the events group, in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Guildhall where invited guests included Peter Storey, from Grantham GRAB band, and Trevor Leeson who contributed by giving up their time to put on shows and to help raise funds.

Coun Wootten said: “I am very pleased with the amount raised. I chose the Grantham Carnival and Events Group to benefit from my fund-raising, because there are so many deserving charities out there and I felt the money raised will stay in Grantham and benefit the local community.”

Mr Wright said: “It’s an amazing amount of money and certainly allows us to breathe a little more freely for forthcoming events. It’s testament to the hard work Linda has put in during her mayoral year.”

He added: “To raise that amount of money is wonderful. The carnival event group is very grateful and the real beneficiary of this is the community itself.”

Coun Wootten thanked those cadets who helped at events during the year. They were ACF Cadet Corporal Charlie Kidd, Police Cadet Gintare Zilyte, Army Cadet Lance Corporal James Baker and 47F Air Cadet Warrant Officer Ben Sellars.

Coun Wootten added: “I was very proud of the cadets who supported me as they were all extremely smart and very well turned out. Not only that, they were polite and took the role seriously.”

The cadets have been presented with certificates and book tokens to recognise their year as the Mayor’s cadets.