Thetford charities receive early Christmas present from mayor’s fund
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Christmas can be a difficult time for some charities as pressure on their services increases.
But eight organisations in Thetford have received an early present from the town council to help ease the burden.
Thetford Foodbank, Meet Up, Thetford Toy Library, Thetford Music Project, the EPIC youth group, the Charles Burrell Centre's Polish Language Club, Thetford recording studio and Thetford Community Association were all gifted £200 from the mayor's charity fund.
Mayor Terry Jermy met with representatives from some of the groups at King's House in Thetford on Wednesday to present their cheques to them.
All the charities relate in some way to his mayoral year theme of young people.
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He said: 'I always intended when I became mayor to give money to local charities.
'There is so much more support available now for young people's organisations then there was when I was a teenager.
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'It is these organisations that provide the vast majority of support for young people in Thetford and I think it is important they know the town council supports them.'