Mayor’s thanks as events raise thousands

Two festive events have boosted civic good causes by thousands of pounds, the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has announced.

Councillor Olwyn Peters hosted a ‘People’s Ball’ at Bydales School, in Marske, raising £2,700 for her chosen charities of the Zoe’s Place baby hospice, the Mike Findley MND Fund and Redcar’s Coatham House.

The Oriental-themed sell-out ball was organised entirely by the school’s pupils, who were tasked with putting on all aspects of the event.

Meanwhile, a carol concert in St John’s Church, South Bank – supported by the Marske Fishermen’s Choir, the Topline Community Arts Project and St Margaret Clitherow Primary School – raised £450.

Councillor Peters said: “I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making these events such a great success and raising much-needed funds for some fantastic local charities.”

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