Councillor raises £5,400 for Bakewell charity

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A DISTRICT councillor has boosted the funds of two Bakewell organisations by more than £5,400 during her year as Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales.

Councillor Mrs Judith Twigg named two Dales causes – Bakewell All Saints Church roof fund and the Bakewell Town and Community Trust – as the beneficiaries of the Chairman’s fund-raising efforts in 2010/11.

She has now presented cheques worth £2,717 to each of the groups after organising fund-raising events and representing the district council at more than 200 functions during the past year.

Judith said: “I relished the opportunity to promote the Derbyshire Dales during my year as Chairman of the District and I was absolutely determined to do something positive for two hard-working local groups that are close to my heart and do so much for the local community.”

Mrs Twigg, who is also a county councillor, was Chairman of the District previously in 1992 and, as a former Mayor of Bakewell on three occasions, she has now held a chain of office five times.

Councillor Tony Millward, from Ashbourne, took over as Chairman of the District at the start of the 2012/13 civic year.