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Outgoing Mayor hands over £10,000 to charities

Boston's 481st Mayor has presented £10,000 raised during his year in office to his chosen charities.

Boston's Butterfly Hospice and Boston Woods Trust each received £5,000 at a reception in the Mayor's Parlour on Thursday.

Cllr Richard Austin thanked his hard-working committee of charity fund raisers, everyone who had contributed in any way and all who had supported the many events and fund-raising initiatives held during his year.

Cllr Austin will hand his robes and chain of office over on Monday night at Boston Borough Council's annual meeting to the new Mayor, Cllr Stephen Woodliffe. The new Mayoress will be his wife, Mrs Catharine Woodliffe, the new Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Maureen Dennis and the new Deputy Mayoress will be Mrs Helen Staples.

Pictured receiving their £5,000 cheques from Boston Mayor Cllr Richard Austin are Adrian Isaac, chairman of Boston Woods Trust, and Laura Slayven, of the Butterfly Hospice and a member of the Mayor's Charities committee. Others pictured, from left, are Pat Lowther of the Mayor's Charities Committee, Mike Sharpe (committee), Claire Elwood (Boston Wood Trust trustee and committee), John Debenham (Boston Woods Trust treasurer), Boston's Deputy Mayor Cllr Colin Brotherton, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Kate Wainwright, Sally Jordan (committee), Mayoress Cllr Alison Austin and Linda Sanderson, (Butterfly Hospice).

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