Former Mayor presents cheque to charity

Former town mayor, Cllr Robert Saunders, presented a cheque for £700 to Open Sight’s Alton branch at their June meeting.

Graham de Neiderhausern, Chairman of Open Sight Alton said: “On behalf of our members and volunteers, thank you to the Mayor for all his support and for presenting the club with this generous cheque. This will help us to continue with our work supporting visually impaired people.”

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

Cllr Saunders said “It has been my great pleasure and privilege to be able to support  two worthwhile charities during my year as Mayor. Thank you to the many wonderful individuals and organisations in the community who helped raise this money. I’m so pleased that I have been able to help both Open Sight and the National Autistic Society during what has been an immensely enjoyable year as Mayor.”

Open Sight is the largest charitable organisation in Hampshire working with people who have, or who are experiencing the effects of sight loss. The Alton branch’s social club meets on the 1st and 3rdMonday of each month with a programme of activities including guest speakers, entertainers and outings. For more information contact Graham de Neiderhausern 01420 82378.