Councillor Dave Fleming ended his term of office as Mayor of Bishop Auckland by presenting a cheque for £5,287.93 to his charity, Woodhouse Close Foodbank, at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday 7th May 2019.
Dave said: “I am delighted to have raised funds for the Foodbank during my term of office and thank everyone that have been so kind to support me by making donations and attending fundraising events. The Foodbank is a much needed resource that offers comfort and support to those who are in the most need. My wife and I have been involved with the Foodbank for many years and will continue to support this very worthy cause beyond my term as Mayor.”
Anne Ramshaw, Church Centre Manager said: “We would like to thank the Mayor of Bishop Auckland Town Council, Cllr. David Fleming for choosing the Crisis Intervention Project (Foodbank) as his chosen charity in his term of office. This money raised will enable Woodhouse Close Church Community Centre to continue to support local people who are facing financial hardship and crisis situations. From 2016 to date we have seen an increase of 85.25% by users in support needed, by either food parcels, utilities assistance, help with essential household items or signposting on to other organisations and agencies depending on the issues faced by those in need. We greatly appreciate all the donations and support given to help our Crisis Intervention Project.”