Mayor's Charities - Cheque Presentations
31/07/2014 17:03:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley
Past Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Yvette Hopley raised in excess of £32,000 for her chosen charities The British Heart Foundation and the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley. She was able to give cheques to both charities amounting to £16,000 whilst other donations were sent directly to the charities.
Jennifer Mollett, Chairman of SECHC said: “I am delighted that Yvette chose us as her charity of the year and we are overwhelmed that she raised so much money for the Centre. The publicity she has given us over the last 12 months has been absolutely fantastic and we can't thank her enough. We are thrilled that she has agreed to become a patron of SECHC."
Jo Howe from the BHF said: “Heartfelt thank you to Councillor Yvette Hopley for supporting the British Heart Foundation during her Mayoral year as Mayor of Croydon to help Mend Broken Hearts. We all at the British Heart Foundation appreciate all the fantastic support that Yvette has given in not only fundraising but promoting the BHF to the communities across Croydon. The monies raised will help our Mending Broken Hearts research, our most ambitious project yet, to help those with heart failure.”
The cheque to the British Heart Foundation was presented at their furniture shop in Croydon last Friday, 25 April and the cheque to the SECHC was presented today Thursday, 31 July at the centre at an event at which Boris Johnson attended along with June Whitfield, its President.
Yvette said: I had a number of fund raising events which included all the community. I am particularly grateful to my mayoral team and my Deputy Cllr Badsha Quadir, for all their assistance in supporting my efforts to raise money for these extremely worthy causes. We all know people affected by cancer and heart related diseases and I know the funds will make a real difference to both charities.
I am also delighted to take up the position of Patron of SECHC and with my new role on the Health and Wellbeing Board I will still be able to play a part in ensuring that the council does its best to provide the best healthcare for its residents.