A social club, children’s hospice and a riding group were given a cash boost by Hyndburn’s outgoing mayor.
Coun Marlene Haworth, accompanied by mayoress Dorothy Berry, presented cheques to causes from her mayoral charities.
Macmillan Cancer Support, Derian House children’s hospice, Cabin End Over-50s Social Club, Accrington and District Blind Society, Accrington Sea Cadets, Hyndburn District Scouts and North East Lancs Riding for the Disabled were among the organisations which received funds.
Coun Haworth, who was replaced by the mayor elect, Coun Tim O’Kane, in a mayor-making ceremony on Saturday, May 21, said: “What a marvellous year it’s been, we’ve been really lucky to meet so many wonderful people. It’s been a privilege and honour to serve as mayor and I’m delighted the mayoral charity has been boosted by over £6,000 during my mayoral year, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Hyndburn people.”
“I was delighted to present cheques to the charities and hope it helps them in some small way to carry on the fantastic work they do.”
Coun Tim O’Kane was installed as Hyndburn’s Mayor at a Mayor Making event at Accrington Town Hall.
The Clayton-le-Moors councillor, of Charles Street, will be supported throughout his Mayoral Year by his sister, Melanie Storey.
Coun O’Kane said: “Myself and Melanie were proud of the support shown by local people on the opening day of my Mayoralty.
“Special mention must be made of the Accrington Pipe Band, Royal British Legion and all the forces personnel who waited patiently in the rain before the parade.
“You all made an important ceremony in this centenary year of the Accrington Pals very special for us.”