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Former Lichfield District Council chairman hands over charity cheque to Free Spirit project

The former chairman of Lichfield District Council has handed over a cheque to his chosen charity.

Cllr David Salter raised £1,303 for Free Spirit during his year in office.

Cllr David Salter handing over the charity cheque

Cllr David Salter handing over the charity cheque

The former chairman was on hand at District Council House to present the cheque to Tracy Francis, from Free Spirit, who was joined by riders from Gartmore Riding School.

The charity is working to raise funds to create a life-sized bronze statue at the National Memorial Arboretum that celebrates the role horses have played in service.

Cllr Salter said: “I was delighted to present the cheque, and I know the money will help the Free Spirit team on their quest to create a beautiful and thought provoking statue.

“I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to my chosen charity. I thoroughly enjoyed my year as Chairman, and one of the privileges of the year was in raising money for this important charity.”

Tracy Francis from Free Spirit said: “We’d like to thank Councillor Salter for choosing Free Spirit as his charity and for giving us this kind donation to help us in our mission of creating a lasting tribute to the horse. We are particularly grateful to the efforts made to support and raise the profile of the project.”

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