Mayor thanks Broxtowe residents for helping to raise £30,000 during pandemic
Residents of Broxtowe have been thanked for their vital support towards fundraising appeals during lockdown – raising £30,000.
Councillor Janet Patrick has thanked the community after £30,000 has been raised as part of two appeals to support vulnerable people since the start of the pandemic.
In May, councillor Patrick supported the Broxtowe Community Appeal to raise funds for voluntary and community groups who were helping vulnerable residents get by during the first lockdown.
In December, the Mayor’s Christmas Hamper Appeal supported 400 families in Broxtowe with food hampers, as well as over £14,000 worth of vouchers to be spent in a range of local businesses.
This helped not only local people in need but also the local economy.
Over £2,000 has also been raised for Citizens Advice Broxtowe, Councillor Patrick’s chosen charity, with fundraising activities including a Bake a-Long event and a Great Cycling Challenge that took place in Gran Canaria covering 60 miles.
Councillor Patrick said: “I came into office in May 2020, just as the first Mayor’s Appeal had begun. I was overwhelmed both by the funds raised from businesses, charities and so many local people and all the community work I saw in Broxtowe.
“My motto for the year has been ‘let kindness continue’ and this is certainly something I have seen in our local community throughout the last year. I have been left very humbled that the pandemic has brought out the best in us.”