Sweet treats sold by North West Leicestershire District Council’s Chairman John Clarke have helped raise £200 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Staff working at the council offices in Coalville enjoyed the tasty selection of cakes on Wednesday (14 June) in return for donations to the charity.
Alzheimer’s UK is at the forefront of the fight against the disease and is one of Councillor Clarke’s chosen charities for his year in office as Chairman.
The final total collected topped £200, a figure set to increase with many fellow councillors also offering to make donations in support.
Councillor Clarke, Chairman of NWLDC, said: “Many thanks to everyone at the offices. I was absolutely delighted with the response, and we’ve raised a great amount of money.
“It’s also been about raising awareness too. Alzheimer’s touches so many of our lives and it’s important we do everything we can to stop it. I’m looking forward to doing further fund-raising for the charity throughout the year.”
Councillor Clarke has chosen two charities for which he will fund-raise during his year in office, the other being Hospice Hope, a North West Leicestershire based support service for people living with life limiting conditions.