Through your letters page I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who attended my Charity Auction held at Masson Mill, last Thursday, April 26, when we managed to raise well over £2000 for my chosen charities this year which are Talking2minds and Ashgate Hospice.
I would like to give extra special thanks to our auctioneer for the night, Steven Iredale of Bamfords, Andrew, Jenni and Valma, and all the staff at Masson Mill, the Matlock and Derwent Valley Lions club, my wife Cate for all her support and help, Paul Jennings and David Barker from Matlock Town Council for their support both on the night and leading up to the event and of course the many local businesses who so generously donated items for the auction and the raffle.
My thanks also to your reporters Nick and Christina, for help in publicising the event.
Once again Thank you to everyone for making this a very successful event.
Cllr Barry Hopkinson
Mayor of Matlock