Former Alton Mayor presents cheque to charity

Cllr Robert Saunders presenting cheque to NAS Alton & Bordon branch treasurer, Gemma Thorn together with branch members.

Former Town Mayor of Alton, Cllr Robert Saunders, presented the Alton and Bordon branch of the National Autistic Society with a cheque for £700 at their monthly coffee morning at Bushy Leaze.

Throughout his year as Mayor, Robert has hosted a variety of fundraising events including the annual quiz night and civic reception.

Branch chair, Beverly Lawton said: “We are so grateful to Robert for raising this fantastic amount of cash for our local service. It will go a long way in helping us to continue providing support, information and advice to local people affected by autism. With the right support, at the right time, people with autism can lead happy and fulfilling lives.”

Cllr Saunders said: “The NAS as it is a charity close to my heart. I specifically wanted to raise money for our local group as they offer so much support to children with autism and their parents in the area. Thank you to the many wonderful individuals and organisations in the community who helped raise this money during what has been an immensely enjoyable year as Mayor.”

For more information on the NAS Alton & Bordon branch telephone  07824 372 034