Mayor of Wisbech hosts afternoon tea
Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Aigars Balsevics, hosted his first official fundraising event, an Afternoon Tea at Wisbech Castle on Sunday 13 September.
With a beautifully sunny day, Mayors, Mayoresses, Consorts and family were treated to an afternoon of sumptuous savoury and sweet dishes catered by local business Manor Farm Cakes and Bakes, along with tea and coffee. The majority of guests took turns to experience the vaults, safely shepherded by Councillor Dave Topgood and the Singing Gardener created an ambience of relaxation and fun. Some Town Councillors volunteered to ensure every guest was looked after with food and refreshments. All social distancing measures were followed in strict accordance with government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone present.
The Mayor, accompanied by his daughter, welcomed everyone and outlined the charities he had chosen and the reasons why. He said, "I am keen to promote youth sport and keeping fit especially gymnastics, swimming and tennis – favourite sports of my own children. I am also a huge fan of the work that the Rosmini Centre do to support our diverse community with English as a Second Language; this in turn assists greatly with community integration and cohesion."
"No-one should be homeless…ever!" he continued. "I am keen to put funding into the excellent facilities that already exist in Wisbech to help homeless people and a solution to their difficulties."
"Today, we are offering you an opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Our very own 'Singing Gardener'. Amanda Scott, who regularly volunteers to make these magnificent grounds as beautiful as they are, will be entertaining you and Cllr Dave Topgood is on hand to lead groups of up to four into the vaults of Wisbech Castle to get an insight into its fascinating history."
The afternoon was a fantastic success with an initial estimate of £490 raised. This figure, along with the generous donation from Knowles Transport Managing Director, Alex Knowles, brings the fundraising ladder to just short of £1000.
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:58 by Tina