A CIVIC leader’s charity fundraising efforts have received a cash boost with a £1,000 donation from a Hartlepool firm.
Last week Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, the newly-installed chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council, said raising money for young people’s charities would be a priority during the ceremonial year.
Recycling and waste management specialist Niramax Total Waste Solutions is one of the largest service providers of its kind in the North and has backed the chairman’s charity.
Niramax managing director, Frank Antropik, said: “When we heard that the chairman’s charity fundraising is in aid of local, young people’s organisations, we had no hesitation in making a donation.
“Young people are our future and it is so important that we help them in every way possible.
“Niramax is committed to Hartlepool and this is one of a number of projects we have supported in the local community.”
Coun Akers-Belcher said: “I am really grateful to Niramax for making such a generous donation.
“This is a major boost to the fundraising efforts and demonstrates their commitment to the local community, particularly children and young people.
“I am determined to raise as much money as possible for my nominated charities and the local community are more than welcome to support me in my efforts. “
The charities across the town that will benefit from the chairman’s fundraising are the Belle Vue Youth Project, Central Correctors, Hartlepool Young Carers, NYPD (Nurturing Young People’s Development) The Phoenix Funsters, The Rifty Youth Project and the Wharton Annexe.
Anyone wanting to raise money for the chairman’s charities or get involved should contact the Civic Centre on (01429) 523510.