Over the last twelve months, the Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor Adam Zair has raised Â£5,057 for the Great North Air Ambulance.Â This amount has been achieved by holding many fundraising events throughout the year, together with the amazing generosity of the general public.Â Without their much valued support, this amount would not have been possible.
Mayors Events 2017 - 2018
Local band Share the Darkness raised the roof at the Park Head Hotel in Bishop Auckland on Saturday night helping to boost funds for Councillor Adam Zair the Mayor of Bishop Auckland’s chosen charity the Great North Air Ambulance.
Local Mayors and guests clapped and sang along to traditional Irish Music, and the total amount raised for the Great North Air Ambulance was £680.
Councillor Adam Zair said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Claire and Tony Gibbons from the Park Head Hotel and to Share the Darkness who made the evening such a great success, a special thanks also to all of the guests who attended, the amount raised is a fantastic example of the goodwill the local community has for charity fundraising.”
The Mayor’s Charity Ball held at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 17th February proved to be a great success raising £1350 for the Great North Air Ambulance!
One hundred guests enjoyed all the glamour you would expect from the occasion including being bag-piped into the hall by Piper Kevin York and Adam Makepeace, a three-course meal, dancing and musical entertainment by Soul Band The Smokin’ Spitfires.
A raffle, tombola and auction all helped to add to the impressive amount with many generous donations from local businesses in the town and also a signed Football from Manchester United Football Club which raised £100 at auction.
Councillor Zair said:
“What a fantastic evening, I am totally overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who attended.”
“There are so many people I would like to thank that made the Ball such a success, firstly I would like to thank all of the kind businesses in Bishop Auckland who donated raffle prizes, to all of the staff at the Town Hall for their hard work and to my parents and family for their support.”
“Finally I would like to say a very special thank you to Charlotte Newbold and James Nodding from St John’s School and Sixth Form College who both played the piano so beautifully for my guests; they have wonderful talent and are a credit to their families and the school.”
Tickets are now on sale for the Mayor’s Irish Night which will take place at The Park Head, Saturday 17th March 2018. For details contact the council on 01388 609852 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday 29th January, Bishop Auckland Town Council were pleased to make a donation of Â£2,500 to the Woodhouse Close Church Community Centreâ€™s â€˜Crisis, Welfare and Intervention Projectâ€™.
The Mayor of Bishop Auckland Councillor Adam Zair, presented the cheque to Anne Ramshaw who is the Church Centre Manager.
Councillor Zair said:
“I am well aware of the excellent work that Woodhouse Close Church Community Centre does in seeking to stop hunger and break the cycle of poverty. They provide a vital service and all the volunteers involved deserve the highest praise for the fantastic work that they do.”
The project includes food bank provision and support with utility bills for those suffering crisis and hardship and relies totally on the generous donations from local people, parishioner and churches in the local area to support the organisation in delivering much needed and valued service in the area.
If you would like to make a donation to the Food Bank or would like any more information about the project then contact Woodhouse Close Church Community Centre on 01388 450838 or e mail email@example.com
Local Businesswomen, Ashleigh White and Caroline Walker have teamed up to open Honey Bee, a health and nutrition shop located at the theatre corner on Newgate Street in Bishop Auckland.
Wedderspoons Manuka Honey is just one of the items alongside other health and nutrition products available in the new store. The shop is the only supplier in the area that stocks CBD Oil, also know as Cannabidiol – a legal, healing extract of the hemp, or cannabis plant, which can be used as a daily food supplement.
The businesswomen said:
“It has taken us a year to get up and running, and we hope the people of Bishop Auckland will support us, as we are offering something a little different, such as a pet range and a baby and toddler range of products.” “We also have an expert visiting the shop on Wednesday 21st February to do sensitivity testing, as many allergies can be related to every diet. For more information about this event, call into the shop.”
The shop was opened by Bishop Auckland Mayor, Cllr Adam Zair who said:
“It is nice to see another local business opening in the town, which shows Bishop Auckland is fighting back, and I would like to wish them every success.”