Crowle mayor’s grand fundraising party

Ron Stewart after the presentation to Peggy Sivorn representing Lindsey Lodge Hospic and Sister Julieann Wollass (Ward 18)
Ron Stewart after the presentation to Peggy Sivorn representing Lindsey Lodge Hospic and Sister Julieann Wollass (Ward 18)

Marking a year in office with a special celebration was the retiring Crowle and Ealand mayor.

Councillor Ron Stewart hosted a party in appreciation of all those who had helped to run the various community organisations whilst also being a fundraiser for his nominated charity, or charities.

Ron Stewart with  John Briggs (right) presenting the trophy to Chris Pidd, Chairman of the Playing Fields Association.

Ron Stewart with John Briggs (right) presenting the trophy to Chris Pidd, Chairman of the Playing Fields Association.

This year Coun Stewart chose Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Scunthorpe General Hospital’s Ward 18 Benevolent Fund in light of his own ongoing fight with cancer.

Coun Stewart had already committed his full mayoral allowance, taking no expenses throughout the year, so the evening started with a fund of £500.

By the end od the night, after all the games, feasting and music another £500 had been raised.

Coun Stewart said: “In a slight break with tradition the opportunity was also taken to make the award of the Dr Bruce Trophy, awarded each year to the individual, or organisation, considered most worthy from nominations made by those across the community.

“This year the award went to the committee of the Crowle & Ealand Playing Fields Association.”

* Every year registered charity Lindsey Lodge Hospice cares for and supports hundreds of patients from the North Lincolnshire area with life limiting conditions such as cancer, together with their families.

Hospice care is provided free of charge, but is not free of cost and relies heavily on generous donations.

The In Patient Unit was officially opened in February 2002 by Her Majesty The Queen.

Since then the services have expanded to offer a Lymphoedema Clinic and a wide variety of complementary treatments.

To meet the demands of these the Day Care Unit has been extended and the new premises were opened in June 2008.

* Ward 18 at Scunthorpe General Hospital is the oncology and haematology department.

* Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields Association provides a pavilion, community hall and sports field for leisure and recreation to all members of the community in Crowle and Ealand and surrounding villages.

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