Felixstowe: Outgoing town mayor hands over £15,000 to charity

DO NOT USE WITH FELIXSTOWE AWARDS NIGHT COPY - TO BE USED WITH SEPARATE MAYOR'S CHEQUES STORY
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DO NOT USE WITH FELIXSTOWE AWARDS NIGHT COPY - TO BE USED WITH SEPARATE MAYOR'S CHEQUES STORY Mayor of Felistowe, Mike Deacon presents cheques worth more than £15,000 to Shez Southernwood and Wendy O'Connor of Level Two, and Richard Love. of FACTS. - Credit: Archant

TWO charities are to share more than £15,000 after a year of fundraising by Felixstowe’s mayor.

Mike Deacon, who stood down as mayor at the town council’s annual meeting, said he was delighted with the sum raised for youth project Level Two and dial-a-ride scheme FACTS.

Events over the year included two very successful curry nights he hosted at the Bombay Nite restaurant in Walton High Street, a ball and a Christmas concert.

Mr Deacon said: “I am so delighted for the charities, really chuffed – to raise £15,100 is absolutely brilliant.

“I know this will make such a big difference to them both and the many people of all ages that they help.


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“I want to thank everyone who took part in events and have donated so generously, and especially the East of England Co-operative Society for sponsoring the mayor’s ball this year.”

The Felixstowe Area Community Transport Scheme (FACTS) is devoted to helping disabled and mobility-impaired people to get out and about and has seen its workload increase dramatically in the past year.

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Level Two, which works with young people aged from 10 to 25, has also had a busy year and has moved back to its old HQ above Tesco.

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