Cheque presented to Elmbridge Mencap

The Mayor of Elmbridge for 2019-21, Councillor Mrs Mary Sheldon, was delighted to present a cheque for the fantastic sum of £22,722.21 to Elmbridge Mencap, the charity she had chosen to support during her Mayoral term of office. 

The funds were raised with various events including a Ladies’ Luncheon and a Charity Ball.  Sadly COVID-19 curtailed more fundraising but the local community and businesses were generous with their donations.

The funds raised will enable Elmbridge Mencap to commence work on their Sensory Garden at Burview Hall. Councillor Mary Sheldon had pledged to help Elmbridge Mencap increase their specialist facilities for the benefit of more people in the borough by developing a piece of derelict land into a Sensory Garden.

In presenting the cheque to the Trustees and Chair of Elmbridge Mencap, Cllr Mary Sheldon said “I am delighted that I was able to contribute to this project which will provide a wonderful outdoor experience at Burview Hall for children, adults and the elderly, including those with autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as those with learning disabilities.  Funds are still being raised for the Sensory Garden and the Elmbridge Mencap website will direct you to their new initiatives. I would like to thank everyone who has helped – their generosity has been overwhelming.”

Paula Walsh, Chair of Elmbridge Mencap, “On behalf of all the clients and friends of Elmbridge Mencap, I would like to thank the Mayor and her Consort for their hard work in raising such an incredible amount of money towards our project, as well as raising vital awareness of the work that Elmbridge Mencap do in the community. Our sincere gratitude to everybody who helped and supported the Mayor.”

Date published: 23 June 2021

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