Our very own Cllr Mary Sheldon has presented a cheque for £22,722.21 to Elmbridge Mencap, the charity she adopted during her time as Mayor of Elmbridge from 2019-21.
The funds were raised with various events including a Ladies’ Luncheon and a Charity Ball. Sadly COVID-19 curtailed more fundraising but the local community and businesses were generous with their donations. The money will enable Elmbridge Mencap to commence work on their Sensory Garden at Burview Hall.
Cllr Sheldon, who represents Hersham, said: “I am delighted that I was able to contribute to this project which will provide a wonderful outdoor experience at Burview Hall for children, adults and the elderly, including those with autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as those with learning disabilities. Funds are still being raised for the Sensory Garden and the Elmbridge Mencap website will direct you to their new initiatives. I would like to thank everyone who has helped – their generosity has been overwhelming.”
Paula Walsh, Chair of Elmbridge Mencap, “On behalf of all the clients and friends of Elmbridge Mencap, I would like to thank the Mayor and her Consort for their hard work in raising such an incredible amount of money towards our project, as well as raising vital awareness of the work that Elmbridge Mencap do in the community. Our sincere gratitude to everybody who helped and supported the Mayor.”