Monday, May 21, 2018


Former Brigg man Peter Clark - once of Mill Lane - raised a record amount for charity during his spell as Mayor of North Lincolnshire, which has just ended.
It included a skydive at Hibaldstow.
He made a number of official visits to Brigg during his 12 months, including opening the new Age UK Lindsey charity shop, on Wrawby Street, and attending a function at the China Royal Restaurant, on Bridge Street.


The former Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Peter Clark announced at the annual meeting that he’s raised nearly £42,000 for When You Wish Upon A Star – the most a Mayor has raised for a charity.
Cllr Peter Clark  chose When You Wish Upon A Star as his chosen charity for the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.
During Peter’s time as Mayor, he hosted a number of fundraising events and undertook a variety of activities to raise money the charity.
These included:

  • 15,000 feet skydive at Skydive Hibaldstow
  • Supported a skydive When You Wish Upon A Star organised
  • Christmas raffle draw
  • Christmas concert at Normanby Hall
  • Lunch at Winteringham Fields
  • Concert in Epworth
  • Charity Dinner Dance
  • Bucket collections
  • Plus many more.
During Cllr Clark’s two terms as Mayor of North Lincolnshire he has raised a total of around £76,000 for When You Wish Upon A Star.
Cllr Peter Clark, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Mayor of North Lincolnshire. During this time I carried out a wide range of fundraising activities to raise as much money as I could for this truly worthwhile charity, When You Wish Upon A Star.
“The charity offers children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses something to look forward to at times when they need it the most. They provide a chance for families to spend quality time together, creating very special and treasured memories. And they help children’s dreams comes true.
“I hope the money I have help raised will support them in creating even more special memories for children and their families.”

N.F. ADDS: Coun Clark lives in Barrow and is one of the Ferry Ward representatives on North Lincolnshire Council. Coun Clark is pictured above presenting his latest cheque. Image kindly supplied to Brigg Blog by North Lincolnshire Council.

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