Three local charities have received welcome donations from the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s former Chairman.
During his year in office, which came to an end this month, Councillor Gwilym O Jones raised a total of £6,150 for his chosen charities, Dewi Children’s Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Coronary Care Endowment Fund, Ysbyty Gwynedd and Crossroads Ynys Môn.
Cllr Jones raised the money with a Chairman’s Sunday Service held at Tabor Chapel, Valley; the Chairman’s Annual Charity Dinner held at the Trearddur Bay Hotel; and proceeds from a raffle held at the Original Independent Group’s Christmas Dinner. As Chairman, he also made a personal donation.
He was delighted to present cheques of £2,050 to each of the charities during a special ceremony at the Council Chamber.
Cllr Jones was also elected as Council Chairman for 2011/12. During these two periods, he succeeded in raising well over £12,000 in total for his chosen charities.
Cllr Gwilym O Jones said: “It has been a privilege to be able to support these three organisations over the past year, as well as the Air Ambulance, Hospice at Home Gwynedd and Anglesey and Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Special Baby Care Unit during my previous term as Chairman.
“There are a great many worthy local causes and it has been very difficult to choose just three to support.
“However I am sure these funds will be put to good use and that local people and communities will benefit from them.”
Councillor Gwilym O Jones presented a cheque to Non Parry, Crossroads Care Manager; and Kirsty Thomson, Kirsty Thomson, Head of Fundraising, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.