Chairman’s donation to help good causes

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A year of fundraising activities by the former Chairman of Daventry District Council raised £3,000 for good causes

Councillor Cecile Irving-Swift has shared the money between The National Garden Scheme (NGS) and The Green Health Project in Daventry after raising the money during her role as Chairman of the Council during 2018/19.

Supported by the mental health charity Rethink, the Green Health Project is based at the Community Allotments off the old Welton Road in Daventry and helps people with mental health issues through gardening.

The NGS helps thousands of people up and down the country open their gardens to the public each year, raising millions of pounds for good causes  including the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and others.

The money for the two causes was raised through donations and various events during Councillor Irving-Swift’s year in office, including cake sales and raffles.

Councillor Irving-Swift, who also received an award from the NGS for the support she has shown the charity over the years, said: “Both the NGS and the Green Health Project are fantastic causes, supported by wonderful volunteers, so it is a pleasure to be able to help them in this way. Thank you to everyone who supported my fundraising for these charities, who will use the money to help the lives of so many others.”