Whittlesey mayor donates thousands to Coates 1st Brownies and Scaldgate Club from his charity fund

Mayor of Whittlesey, councillor Ralph Butcher, has presented two £1,150 cheques, one to the Coates 1st Brownies and another to the Scaldgate Club. PHOTO: RWT Photography

Mayor of Whittlesey, councillor Ralph Butcher, has presented two £1,150 cheques, one to the Coates 1st Brownies and another to the Scaldgate Club. PHOTO: RWT Photography

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The Mayor of Whittlesey handed over a £1,150 cheque to the Coates 1st Brownies and another to the Scaldgate Club for adults with learning difficulties.

Mayor of Whittlesey, councillor Ralph Butcher, has presented two £1,150 cheques, one to the Coates 1st Brownies and another to the Scaldgate Club. PHOTO: RWT PhotographyMayor of Whittlesey, councillor Ralph Butcher, has presented two £1,150 cheques, one to the Coates 1st Brownies and another to the Scaldgate Club. PHOTO: RWT Photography

Mayor councillor Ralph Butcher said he was “delighted” to present one of the cheques to the brownies at their weekly meeting at Coates Primary School.

The money comes from Cllr Butcher’s charity fund and was raised through fundraising activities throughout the year.

Lisa Coleman, brownie leader, said: “The brownies were over the moon and they will now look to invest some of the money in a new parade banner which they would use at future special events.”

The girls meet every Thursday during term time from 6pm till 7.30pm at the primary school.

The Scaldgate Club, who also received £1,150, also meets on Thursdays from 7 to 9pm at St Andrews Hall off Parkinson’s Lane.

A spokesman said: “The money is invaluable to the group and they will look to buy some outdoor games for everybody to enjoy.”

The club was established in 2006 and is a social club for adults with learning disabilities in and around Whittlesey.

Founder volunteer members Pam Clifford and Ann Taylor are there every week with a band of volunteers as well as support worker Laura Smyth.

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