New charity challenge for council Chairman

New charity challenge for council Chairman

Two County Durham charities have received a boost of almost £14,500 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the civic head of Durham County Council.

The funds, raised by councillor Katie Corrigan, in her roles as Durham Council chairman and mayor of Durham City, will be split between Age UK County Durham, which supports older people, and the Cheesy Waffles Project, which offers support to children, young people and adults who have additional needs.

Cllr Corrigan, with help from her community and council colleagues, raised the money through a range of events and activities throughout her term as Chairman and Mayor.

Examples included a sponsored cycle ride of more than 500 miles through England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic and Wales, by fellow councillor Peter Brookes and his four team mates; a huge Christmas coffee morning at Durham Town Hall, hosted by volunteers from both charities, councillors and council staff; and a personal running challenge which saw Cllr Corrigan raise £2,000 by completing 100k in daily runs throughout August.

Source: Aycliffe Today

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