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Chairman's cash for local charity

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Date Published: 16/09/08

Councillor Netta Glover presents a cheque to the Friends of Bierton Hill

Councillor Netta Glover presents a cheque to the Friends of Bierton Hill

Local charity Friends of Bierton Hill received a boost to its funds recently when the Chairman of AVDC, Councillor Netta Glover, presented them with a cheque for £2,500.

The donation is the culmination of various fundraising events that the Chairman has undertaken over the past 12 months, including Christmas and Valentine’s Day dinners and a classical recital.

Councillor Glover chose the Friends of Bierton Hill as one of her official charities when she took over the Chairman’s post in May last year.

The Friends of Bierton Hill raise money to provide extra equipment and social events for Bierton Hill Resource Centre, which caters for adults with learning disabilities.

The money raised by the Chairman will be used to purchase a soundbeam, a device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into digitally generated sound and image.

Councillor Glover was delighted to make the presentation. She said: “It was wonderful to be in a position to collect money for the Friends of Bierton Hill, which I have supported for some time. They do a valuable job in helping raise money for the centre and I feel privileged and honoured to have played a small part in helping the volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone across the district who has supported my chosen charity and dug so deep into their pockets for such a worthwhile cause.”

Anne Brooker, Chairman of Friends of Bierton Hill, said: “Councillor Glover’s interest has increased people’s awareness of the difficulties that a very vulnerable and often neglected group of people actually have and the enormous strain it puts on their families. The day centre is the most valuable place for those families and long may it continue to function.”

Councillor Glover has chosen to support a new charity in her remaining months as Chairman. She will help raise funds for Me, Myself, I (MMI), a local charity which provides support for profoundly physically and mentally disabled residents who were previously housed in the Manor House Hospital in Aylesbury.

The Chairman will also continue to raise funds for the HeartScan Appeal at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which aims to raise £125,000 to buy advanced specialist equipment to assess those at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

If you would like to make a donation to the Chairman’s charities, please contact Jan Roffe on 01296 585009 or email jroffe@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

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