A giant cheque from the Chamber to boost Wiltshire’s air ambulance service
Giving rather than spending on glitzy presents galore was the order of the day when Marlborough’s mayor, Councillor Alexander Kirk Wilson (pictured right), received a giant cheque for £1,416.20 on the steps of the town hall.
The pre-Christmas presentation was the outcome of the charity fashion show staged in the town hall last month by Marlborough Chamber of Commerce in aid of Wiltshire’s air ambulance.
And there to present it were Chamber president Paul Shimell from Specsavers and Effie Robins, manager of the Joules store in the High Street, who organised the event in which local fashion stores and Waitrose all played a role.
The air ambulance is one of the mayor’s two dedicated charities during his year in office, and it alone has already benefited from his interest by £1,500.
“So with almost £1,500 from the fashion show we have always raised £3,000, which is great,” Councillor Kirk Wilson told Marlborough News Online.
“It was a wonderful event and speaks so well of how the Chamber, the fashion stores and all those involved worked so hard to boost the community and this particular charity.”