Town Mayor’s Charitable Fund
Last Saturday, Town Mayor, Councillor Simon Marshall, organised a special curry evening for which the proceeds will go to his two chosen charities, The Brambles Respite Care Centre and St Catherine’s Hospice.
The function, which was held at the Albert Rooms, Albert Road, was hailed as an outstanding success. Guests of Honour were Councillor Rachel Turner, Deputy Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Councillor Sally Blake, Mayor of Crawley Borough Council and Peter Ainsworth, MP for East Surrey. Those present were able to enjoy the delights of delicious Indian cuisine and the event was a complete sell-out. During the evening, entertainment was supplied by Brambles Amateur Theatrical Society.
The main aim of the event was to raise valuable funds for the two local charities. The evening ended up with an exciting auction hosted by Peter Ainsworth, where generous bids were made for some wonderful prizes. Town Mayor, Simon Marshall, was delighted with the evening and said, “I am so pleased that it was such a success and I am delighted we were able to support these two local charities in such a way. All the guests enjoyed their evening immensely. I would like to record my thanks to all those companies and individuals who gave raffle and auction prizes.”
As a result of the fundraising, a net total of £1500 was raised with £750 each to be presented to each charity.