2010 -2011 Cllr Haydn Trollope.

2010 -2011 Cllr Haydn Trollope

Tredegar Mayor's Appeal in aid of Hospice of the Valleys

Thursday 26th May 2011 saw the end of Cllr Haydn Trollope's Year in Office as Tredegar Town Mayor and what an active year he truly had. Besides many visits to local associations and supporting their events, Cllr Trollope constantly strived to promote his Mayor's Appeal with various fundraising activities such as a Golf Day at Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club; concerts by the Mimics at Ashvale Sports & Social Club and the Battle of the Bands at The Rhyd Hall; and Charity evening by Tredegar Ironsides RFC at The Bush. The support shown by everyone for all these events was fantastic and both Cllr Trollope and Tredegar Town Council wishes to give their sincere thanks to everyone. In these difficult financial times and without the support shown by the public it would not have been possible to raise the £4413.08 (Final Total) for the Mayor's Appeal. This cheque was presented to the Hospice of the Valleys who thanked Cllr Trollope for his support and went on to explain how without these types of donations and their own fundraising activities they may struggle to continue to offer their invaluable service to residents of Blaenau Gwent. The Hospice of the Valleys were please to say they are on track for their new centre at The Works site in Ebbw Vale and how this month they are launching a new awareness campaign visiting local supermarkets.

Thank you letter from The Hospice of the Valleys.

Councillor Trollope's comment:- "I have some wonderful memories from my year in Office and it has been a brilliant experience, to meet so many different people and to see what the marvellous associations and clubs do in Tredegar as been a real eye opener - keep up the good work please.  I must also say THANK YOU to everyone who supported my Appeal not just in donations or coming to the events but also to those who gave their time and service or use of facilities free of charge, pure charitable people, thank you all."

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On 5th May 2010 Councillor Haydn Trollope was Inaugurated as Tredegar Town Mayor and is truly embracing his Year in Office already. He aims to raise as much as money as possible for his chosen and used his acceptance speech to launch his Appeal:-

"My year in office will run until April 2011 and my chosen Charity for the Mayor's Appeal is Hospice of the Valleys. This wonderful charity is currently based in Tredegar however it offers a 24/7 cancer care and support service to anyone in Blaenau Gwent. The service they offer enables cancer suffers to receive vital care, support and counselling at home but also offers support and counselling to their families. Unfortunately to be able to offer this type of service to everyone there are of course high running costs which currently stands at £2,300 per day. Therefore I am sure you will agree with me that any financial support they receive from my Appeal is needed and will be gratefully appreciated by the Staff and users of the Hospice of the Valleys."

This rousing speech did kick start the Appeal by raising £271.45 from the guests at his Inauguration.

Also during a Mayor's Term in Office they will visit local associations to either present a grant from Tredegar Town Council or present awards on behalf of the association.  100th birthdays and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries are special occasions in everyone's life and we like to mark these special occasions with a visit from our Mayor and a bouquet of flowers - if you know of anyone Tredegar resident with one of these special occasions coming soon please let us know.
So far this year Cllr Trollope as been very busy and has already visited lots of places and people. See the Mayor's Blog for a current update or click on the links below for the photographs from the visits:-

Mayor's Presentations 2010-11; Mayor's Visits 2010-11; Grant Presentations 2010-11; Mayor's Diary

APPEAL TOTAL TO DATE = £4413.08 Final Total

Up coming Appeal events:-

Saturday 9th April 2011, Mayor's Charity Show

The Mimics will present their show in aid of the Mayor's Appeal at the Woodlands Sports & Social Club, Ashvale, Tredegar. Doors will open at 7pm with the show commencing at 8pm. Tickets are £5 each and are available from Tredegar Town Council Offices and Tredegar Town Councillors.

Saturday 20th November 2010, Rhydfest 2 - The Generation Gap

This event is in aid of Tredegar Mayor's Appeal, Hospice of the Valleys, and is being held at The Rhyd, Tredegar. Bands playing are Mimesis and Fusion. £5.00 per ticket, available from Tredegar Town Council Offices. Please contact Tel: 01495 722352 for further details or tickets.

Saturday 9th October 2010, Mayor's Charity Golf Day

This event is in aid of Tredegar Mayor's Appeal, Hospice of the Valleys, and is being held at Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club. The competition is teams of four STABLEFORD competition, best 3 scores on each hole.  Entry fee is £40 per Visitors Team and £20 per Members Team with multiple prizes to be won. The First Tee off will be at 10am. Please contact Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club Tel: 01685 840743 for further details or registration.

For details of how the Charity Golf Day went click on Mayor's Golf Day.