Committed Folkestone and Hythe council staff raise thousands of pounds for good causes

Contributed by editor on Jan 11, 2019 - 02:05 PM


'Fantastic' Folkestone & Hythe District Council workers and councillors have raised more than £4,700 for good causes over the past 12 months.

They supported a total of ten charity days in 2018, with causes as diverse as the Against Malaria Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society and Demelza House children’s hospice.

Each 'day' is organised by individual staff members or teams.

Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee, Cabinet Member for Communities, said many had compelling personal reasons for supporting their chosen charities.

She said: “I’m always hugely impressed with the commitment of our staff and members to the regular charity days, which often require a huge amount of work behind the scenes.


“You can always tell when one is taking place as the kitchen will be full of cakes and other goodies for sale, raffle tickets will be on sale and sometimes staff will donate to wear outlandish costumes for the day.

"The money raised last year is a fantastic amount and will make a real difference to the charities that were chosen. I’m looking forward to hearing about the fundraising planned for this year.”


The highest amount raised in one day was in November, when £658 was raised for Demelza House children’s hospice. Other charities included Crisis, Junior Diabetic Research Foundation, Prostate Cancer, The National Society For Epilepsy, Headway and Children in Need.

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