Barry Diggle hands over the cheques
Barry Diggle hands over the cheques

Two charities have collected cheques following a year of fundraising by the former chairman of Lichfield District Council.

In his year in the role Barry Diggle helped to raise £1,960 to be split between Saxon Hill Special School and Voluntary Transport for the Disabled.

He said:

“My wife and I had a marvellous year, and met lots of new friends on the way. It was extremely busy, but thoroughly enjoyable. I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to my chosen charities and supported me throughout my year in the role.”

Colin Share, chairman of Voluntary Transport for the Disabled, added:

“We would like to thank Barry Diggle for all the support he has given to Voluntary Transport for the Disabled throughout his year in office. It has helped to raise the profile of the Lichfield-based charity and this donation is very much appreciated. We always need more drivers to volunteer for the service to help transport local disabled people. So, if you are 25 years of age or older, hold a full driver’s licence, and are interested in volunteering, please contact me on 01543 300331.”

Jon Thickett, Head Teacher of Saxon Hill Special School, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to receive this cheque. Saxon Hill is involved in lots of projects, including creating a community café, which we’re hoping to raise £500,000 for. Not only would this offer a café for local people, it would also be a valuable resource for our students, who need extra support, to gain work experience in the catering and hospitality industry. To help us, please visit www.justgiving.com/saxonhillschool.”

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