Mayor's Civic Reception - Grant Aid 2017
Each year, recipients of a Town Council Grant Aid award are invited to attend a civic event at which they are presented with a cheque for the fudning amount awarded to them.
On the evening of Thursday 30th March 2017 the Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Dillon, held a Civic Reception as his year in office draws to an end. The event was kindly hosted by Butlin’s Bognor Regis Resort with sincere thanks and gratitude paid to Mr Jeremy Pardy, Resort Director.
The Mayor was delighted to see the many numbers of people that attended the evening. Live entertainment was provided by vocalist Kim G while guests were hugely supportive of the Mayor’s Charities, the Cadet Forces, in buying tickets for the raffle. Many individuals and businesses, local to the area, were incredibly generous in donating prizes for the raffle thanks to which just over £400 was raised for these charities.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of cheques, amounting to just over £41,000, to over twenty local organisations that had successfully applied for a Grant Aid 2017 award from Bognor Regis Town Council. This money will provide funding for a huge range of requirements that will enable these groups and organisations to continue delivering the vital services, and exciting events and opportunities, to the residents of Bognor Regis and the surrounding area.