Councillors take to the water for local charities

TAMESIDE’S councillors took to the water to participate in a number of events to raise funds for local charities.

One of the events, held at Stamford Park Boating Lake last year, saw teams race against each other in rowing boats

More than £600 was raised- now that has been presented to some of the borough’s charitable organisations.

Cllr Jan Jackson and Cllr Sangita Patel present Willow Wood with cheque

Ashton Waterloo Councillor Sangita Patel and Stalybridge North Councillor Jan Jackson presented Willow Wood Hospice with a cheque for £290.

The hospice in Ashton-Under-Lyne cares for about 600 patients a year – both on its premises and in the community.

However, hospices like Willow Wood rely on charitable donations for about 70 to 80 per cent of their income.

Funds were also raised for Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Mike Glover

But in the midst of a cost of living crisis, it is becoming increasingly difficult for providers to raise those necessary funds.

Speaking to The Correspondent, Councillor Jackson said: “The event was well supported and also a way of raising money for good causes.”

In addition, the group also managed to raise £278.34 for Tameside’s Civic Mayor Cllr Mike Glover’s chosen charities – Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group, The Christie Charity, Smallshaw Tenants and Residents Association and the Anthony Seddon Fund

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