Former Mayor of St Edmundsbury gives £30k to west Suffolk organisations

The former mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt will be presenting cheques to his chosen char

The former mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt will be presenting cheques to his chosen charities in The Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Gregg Brown.

The former Mayor of St Edmundsbury has given a £30,000 boost to a dozen west Suffolk organisations.

The former mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt.

The former mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt. - Credit: Gregg Brown.

Councillor Robert Everitt raised the £30,000 through civic events held during his mayoralty year.

His two main charities – Gatehouse and West Suffolk Hospital Acute Kidney Injury – have each received £10,000, while the remaining £10,000 has been split between St Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Guildhall Project, Ahead Club, the Bury St Edmunds Deaf Association, The Voice Squad, Stagecoach, Haverhill Silver Band, Artheads, the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band, and Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets.

Mr Everitt, said: “It was an amazing and fun year as mayor.

“I was delighted to have had so much support for my various civic fundraising events – and I was staggered to raise such a vast sum of money for a great variety of local groups and organisations.”


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