The Mayor of Crewe Councillor Irene Faseyi held her Charity Ball on Saturday which was hailed as being a success. The first Crewe Town Council Charity Ball took place at Crewe Hall and was attended by over 70 guests who enjoyed music from local band ‘All About Time’ and an awards ceremony that recognized individuals and groups who have contributed greatly to the community.
An auction and raffle took place to raise money for the Mayor’s chosen charities. Prizes included a signed Crewe Alex t-shirt and a painting of Crewe Hall by David Jewkes of the Jigsaw Project. The Charity Ball made over £800 which will aid Macmillan Cancer Research, One-in-eleven appeal for Leighton hospital NICU and Christians Against Poverty.
Mayor of Crewe Councillor Irene Faseyi said ‘I am delighted that I had the privilege of holding the first Crewe Town Council Charity Ball and I am truly grateful that I have raised a generous amount for my charities. It was a glorious evening and I thank everyone who attended and made it a success.’
Six awards were given out on the evening in four different categories.
The Civic Award was awarded to:
- Frank Baldwin of the Rotary Club of Crewe who has arranged many events in the Crewe community and supported local organisations.
- Sarah Lawley, the leader of Central Cheshire Buddies Scheme for giving a huge amount of support to disabled children.
- Steve Phillips, the goalkeeper of Crewe Alex for his dedication to raising money for charity.
Team Chongi was awarded the Sports Award for the continued effort and achievement in developing sporting opportunities in the area.
The Committee also awarded a Youth Award to Cadet Warrant Officer Oliver King for his achievements within the Air Training Corps.
For contributing positively to the community and delivering hard work throughout the past year in Crewe, the Crewe Clean Team was awarded the Community Award.
Suzanne Brookfield, Deputy Leader of the Council said ‘We are terribly pleased to make the first Town Council awards and to recognise in a small way the contributions made by all the award winners. As with such things we wish everyone could have been given an award, but I’m sure that many of those who didn’t win this year will have ample opportunity over the coming years.
‘It is great that so many people do so many things on a voluntary basis and we want to encourage that as much as possible in our Town. These people and organisations have shown great commitment and enthusiasm within the community and deserve to be acknowledged’.
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