Thanks for all your support

I would like to thank a number of people for all the support they have given me over the past 12 months whilst I was Mayor of Godmanchester. My chosen charity was the East Anglia s Children s Hospices (EACH), specifically the one in Milton. Over the year

I would like to thank a number of people for all the support they have given me over the past 12 months whilst I was Mayor of Godmanchester.

My chosen charity was the East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), specifically the one in Milton.

Over the year, we held a number of functions starting with the annual civic service. Many thanks to the Reverend Busk and the parish church council for all their support.

The manager of the new Co-op shop in the town, Adrian White, has been very supportive throughout the year. Before Christmas we organised a skating evening and afterwards we held a Fairtrade event. With the help of the Co-op and St Mary's Church Fairtrade Group, we raised a substantial amount.

In January we held a concert in Godmanchester parish church. The Huntingdon Male Voice Choir was superbly supported by the choirs from Godmanchester Community and St Anne's Church of England Schools.

Again, a really successful event.

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Towards the end of the year, I persuaded Godmanchester's Mark Beagley, about to run the London Marathon, that no one runs marathons "for fun".

So I persuaded him to run it for EACH and, with the help of the staff at the White Hart and a time of just over three hours, we raised even more money.

In a couple of weeks I will be presenting EACH with a cheque for around £3,500, so a great big thank you to all the people and businesses in the town who supported me.

Mal Cohen

Croftfield Road

Godmanchester