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Mayor donates allowance money to charities

PUBLISHED: 10:05 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:05 11 April 2018

Mayor Hilary Bushell donated two cheques to charities of her choice. Picture: Dereham Town Council

Mayor Hilary Bushell donated two cheques to charities of her choice. Picture: Dereham Town Council

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The Mayor of Dereham has made donations to two charities after she came in under budget on her allocated civic events allowance.

In her role as Mayor, Hilary Bushell receives an allowance to cover numerous events but in the past year she did not use all of the money and she has now donated what was remaining to her chosen charities.

One cheque for £250 was given to the mental health charity Mind and another of the same amount was given to the disability charity Sense.

Mrs Bushell said she was “delighted” to donate the money and the funds given to Sense will go towards the support centre in Toftwood.

She added that Mind had expressed their gratitude and have been pleased to have been chosen as the mayor’s charity of the year as it has helped to raise the profile of the organisation.

Mrs Bushell also receives an expenses allowance but this is paid based on submitted receipts.

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