Socially distanced Hedon cheque handover to Second Thoughts East Yorkshire charity
By Ray Duffill, Hedon Correspondent
HANDOVER: The socially-distanced cheque handover in the Hedon Mayor’s garden
HEDON’S 673RD Mayor gave £1,000 to the beneficiaries of his annual charity fundraising on Friday July 3.
Councillor Colin Billany, the Mayor presented the cheque to Greg Harman the founder and a trustee of ‘Second Thoughts East Yorkshire.’
Each Hedon Mayor decides each year what the focus of their charitable fundraising will be. The Mayor said of this year: “I was keen to support a local charity and ‘Second Thoughts’ promotes good mental health and mental health awareness amongst adults and organisations in East Yorkshire. It provides information and support to local people on mental health wellbeing and has held support sessions for local people in Hedon Town Hall.”
Mr Harman said the funds raised provided an essential boost to funds of the charity at a difficult time. “Since the onset of Covid-19 then lots of funding that would have been traditionally available to us, has instead been directed into combatting the impacts of the virus, meaning our mainstream work has been largely left unfunded. Therefore, the monies raised by the Hedon Mayor are really important to us. For people with mental health problems, being listened to and having practical support is essential and we are here to provide that. Our support is free and we offer friendly and informal help. So many thanks to the Mayor and those that have supported his fundraising efforts on our behalf.”
The socially-distanced handover of the cheque took place in the Mayor’s garden in Hedon.