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Mayor's charity cheque presentation

Boston's outgoing Mayor, Cllr Alison Austin, has handed over a total of £6600 raised for her nominated charities during her year in office.

Boston's Centrepoint Outreach and Boston Gateway Club both received a cheque for £3300 when representatives met with the Mayor in the Mayor's Parlour on Wednesday, May 20.

Fundraising events ranged from a Strawberry tea gathering in Cllr Austin's garden, a 'Flog It' evening with a fish and chip supper, Salvation Army musical alchemy, Chinese nearly New Year at Albert's, Spalding Ukulele orchestra sausage and mash supper, Musical extravaganza at St Leodegars Church, Wyberton with a mixture of acts along with Swineshead Silver Band and an Admiral of Wash river cruise on the Boston Belle.

Cllr Austin thanked all who had supported the events and made donations. 

She said: "It has been a great privilege and honour along with a mixture of emotions of pride and humanity. Most of our events were low key fun family events where I was overwhelmed with the turnout of people who attended."

Also present was her deputy mayor Helen Staples.

Liz Hopkins, Chief Executive of Centrepoint Outreach said: "We are very grateful for these funds raised. We had such a good time fundraising, it was an honour to be part of it all."

John Roney, Chairman of Boston Gateway Club said: "I can only thank Alison for her enormous generosity to us. It is an honour to be one of the Mayor's charities. There are so many charities that could have been chosen. Boston Gateway Club know that we have a true friend in Alison. She will always find a warm welcome from our members whenever she wishes to visit us."

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From left, Helen Staples, Deputy Mayor, Peter Lawson and Liz Hopkins of Centrepoint Outreach, Councillor Richard Austin, Mayor's Consort, Mayor of Boston, Alison Austin, John Roney, Mrs Roney and Gary Skipworth of Boston Gateway Club