£3,100 raised for charity by outgoing Daventry District Council chairman

Cllr Catherine Lomax presents the fundraising cheque to Danielle Hindle from the Alzheimer's Society.
Cllr Catherine Lomax presents the fundraising cheque to Danielle Hindle from the Alzheimer's Society.

A year of fundraising activities by the former Chairman of Daventry District Council has raised more than £3,100 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Councillor Catherine Lomax presented a cheque for £3,142 to the charity after raising money during her role as chairman of the council during 2014/15.

Danielle Hindle, the Alzheimer’s Society’s community fundraiser for the East Midlands, collected the cheque from Cllr Lomax at a presentation in the Civic Offices in Daventry, which took place during national Dementia Awareness Week.

She said: “This donation is absolutely fantastic and particularly poignant to us during Dementia Awareness Week.

“It’s a terrific amount of money that will really make a difference and I’d like to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone at the Alzheimer’s Society and the many families we support.”

Among the fundraising activities were raffles, a quiz and cake sale and there were also generous donations from individuals and organisations including the Cats Mountain Bike Club and Cottesbrooke Hall.

Cllr Lomax, who attended more than 100 civic engagements during her year as chairman, said: “It has been a wonderful year and I’m very pleased by how much money was raised to help support social activities for people locally with Alzheimer’s, their carers and families.

“There have been many highlights during my year as chairman, but perhaps the most pleasurable of all has been meeting the many local residents at the events and ceremonies I have attended.”

Dementia Awareness Week 2015 takes place between 17 and 23 May. For more details visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.