Taunton Deane Mayor’s Fund Award Ceremony
The inaugural Taunton Deane Mayor’s Fund Award Ceremony took place on Friday evening at Queens College. The evening followed the completion of the first round of £500 grants from the Mayor’s Fund, which holds the money raised through the “Deane Dragons” initiative, curry nights and many other fundraising events led by the Worshipful Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Dave Durdan.
26 community groups, charities and sports clubs from within the Taunton Deane Borough received grants this spring from the Fund, and the awards ceremony provided a wonderful opportunity for representatives from the groups to meet other and talk to the Mayor himself, the man behind the fund!
Attendees gathered in the Queen’s Hall for a welcome address by Somerset Community Foundation Chief Executive Justin Sargent, before the Mayor made his entrance to kick off the celebrations. Representatives from every group funded were welcomed onto the stage to accept a certificate from the Mayor, and to say a few words about the positive impact of their work.
The evening was rounded off with a group photograph with the Mayor, Justin Sargent and one of the famous Deane Dragons! We hope that supporting community projects in the area will have a lasting benefit to the residents, and look forward to sharing more good news from the Taunton Deane Mayor’s Fund with you in the near future.