The immediate past Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Denise Jones, has handed out cheques amounting to £9,900 to the three charities she chose to support during her mayoral year.
The Royal British Legion Christchurch Branch, Somerford ARC and Dorset Cancer Centre at Poole Hospital each received £3,300 which was raised by the Cllr Mrs Jones as mayor during her year of office.
Cllr Mrs Jones said: “All three of these organisations are very dear to my heart and I am delighted to have been involved with them and to have raised funds for them.
“All three of them provide services which can really change people’s lives. The Royal British Legion upholds the memory of those who have died during conflicts but also helps those who have survived. Somerford ARC is a community centre which, along with the Greenhouse Fellowship which uses the centre, reaches out to provide help and support to local people. And I know from personal experience that the medical expertise provided by Dorset Cancer Centre at Poole Hospital to people across the conurbation is something to be proud of.
“I would like to thank them all for the compassion and care that they all show.”