Charities benefit from support of council chairman over the year

Two charities have benefitted thanks to the generosity of a councillor.

Coun Tommy Mulvenna, who was North Tyneside Council’s chairman in 2014/15, supported two charities during his time in the role.

And thanks to his own dedication and the generosity of council staff and residents, he raised £11,300 during the year.

He has now donated £10,000 to Pathways4All and £1,300 to the Howdon Care Centre.

Coun Mulvenna said: “I’m extremely proud to have raised this amount of money for Pathways4All and the Howdon Care Centre and I would like to thank everyone who contributed and helped out along the way.

“I would like to give a special thanks to the staff at North Tyneside Council for their generosity and support through all of our fundraising events.

“Both organisations support such fantastic causes and hopefully the money that we are donating will help them to continue the excellent work they do.”

Lynn McManus, who collected the cheque on behalf of Pathways4all, said: “Pathways4All were privileged to be chosen as North Tyneside Council’s Charity of the year.

“Tommy Mulvenna and his team worked so very hard raising an amazing £10,000 which we were absolutely delighted with.

“This amazing amount of money will go towards the running costs of our wonderful Tim Lamb Children’s Centre based in The Rising Sun Country Park which supports children with any disability/special need and their families through a host of leisure facilities, was has been designed and is still ran by parent volunteers.”

Coun Gary Bell, who has taken over the chain of office from Coun Mulvenna, has chosen to lend his support to the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, LD North East and Forward Assist.