On 20th May one of the final acts of our past Mayor Mr Tom Aldred and Mayoress Mrs Valerie Sanderson was to award cheques to good causes as part of their Mayor of Rossendale’s Charity Fund.
In a moving speech which took place within the normally controlled environment of the Council Chamber Mayor Tom reflected on the hard work and dedication undertaken by all recipients of the fund in 2015.
Close to Tom and Valerie’s heart is the wellbeing and future of all young people within our community of Rossendale and was the driver to select a number of the recipients who work specifically with our young people.
The Raft Foundation Youth Ambassadors Jake & Mathew Burrell, Morgan Louie and Billie-Jean Harris were delighted to accept a cheque on behalf of the foundation.
Everyone at The Raft Foundation would like to thank Major Tom Aldred and Mayoress Mrs Valarie Sanderson for supporting our Walking Football Tournament, Duck Race held at The Masons Arms Crawshawbooth as well as our Family Christmas Party at IDL Club in Haslingden all held in 2014.
We would like to wish Tom and Valerie our very best in their mayoral retirement we have no doubt they will continue to work tirelessly for their community and thank them for being an incredible role models for our young people.
Article by: Mark Stapleton