Chairman’s charity receives huge boost to fundraising efforts

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(Last Updated On: March 23, 2021)

Teignbridge District Council Chairman, Cllr John Petherick’s chosen charity has received a substantial boost to its fundraising efforts this week, from an anonymous donor.

Cllr Petherick, along with his wife Cllr Linda Petherick, chose East Teignbridge Community Transport as his Charity of the year when he became Council Chairman last May, with the aim of raising money towards a new minibus. Community Transport need to buy a number of minibuses to replace their current vehicles which are nearing the end of their working life, but lockdown has halted their fundraising efforts over the last year.

However the recent donation has given them sufficient funds to be able to purchase one of their much-needed minibuses.

Cllr John Petherick said: “We are absolutely delighted that someone has chosen to make such a large donation, and we cannot thank the donor enough. There are some wonderfully generous people out there in the community and in these strange times Community Transport needs all the support they can get from the community they serve.”

The Chairman’s Charity is still open until May and any other donations they receive along with the donations they already have will go towards the minibus account.

East Teignbridge Community Transport Chair Valerie Jeffery said she was delighted with the news: “It’s such a boost to our valued team of volunteers and staff alike. It will support us to purchase a bespoke multi-purpose vehicle to meet the needs and comforts of all our passengers,” she said.

Anyone who would like to donate to The Chairman’s Charity please contact john.petherick@teignbridge.gov.uk or linda.petherick@teignbridge.gov.uk for details of how to donate.

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