Leeroy’s Valentine Gala
The Whitehill Town Council Mayor holds an annual event to raise money for a chosen charity each year. This year, The Mayor’s charities are Bordon Food Bank and Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund.
On Thursday 16 February, the Mayor of Whitehill and Bordon, Councillor Leeroy Scott, hosted his Valentine Gala alongside the Mayoress, Lisa Fogerty Scott at The Forest Community Centre. This was a Charity Dinner to raise funds for his chosen charities – Bordon Food Bank and Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund.
Over 130 guests were in attendance, including local councillors and representatives from the armed forces and local organisations. Guests were able to enjoy a buffet consisting of Indian and Jamaican food and were entertained by Farnham band Brobed Stils. The Mayor even joined them on stage and treated the audience to a song! Leeroy’s rendition of “You are my Sunshine” went down well with the guests, many of whom joined in with the chorus.
Local businesses were extremely generous leading up to the event, donating prizes for the raffle and the Mayor was delighted with the proceeds from this. Prizes included a fridge freezer, dash cam, hampers, vouchers to name but a few. A full list of individuals and companies who donated are listed below.
Councillor Scott said: “Thanks to all the people who contributed, including those who attended, those who helped and those who generously donated raffle prizes. Also special thanks to my two sons, Makhaya and Marley, PA Helen, our office staff and Cllr Bisi Kennard for helping out. It was well attended. Music fantastic! Bless!”
Councillor Andy Tree (Leader of the Town Council) said: “Leeroy’s hard work and vision for this event has very much lived up to expectation and I am very proud that we have him as our Town Mayor. Thank you to Leeroy and his wife ‘Mayoress’ Lisa! Me and my wife Katrina thoroughly enjoyed a successful evening!”
Howdens Bordon, In Car Technology, Motorwerx, Motor Parts Direct Petersfield, Altis Industries Ltd, AJL Cars, Blackmoor Golf Club, Bordon in the Community (Tesco), Anytime Fitness Bordon, Hogmoor Distillery, Local artist Ryan Brudenell, The Forest Community Centre, Experience Days, Muime Massage, The Spar in Lindford, Woolmer Service Station, Bordon Service Station, Waitrose Petersfield, The Crafty Shed, Boots in the Forest Centre, Headcase Barbers – Bordon Chapter, Eileen Grinter, The Oak Tree and Acorn Company, Little Acorn Sweets and Treats, Owtons Butchers at Country Market, Café 1759, Chocolate Frog Tea Rooms, Tap at the Shed, Telfair Construction Ltd, Strudwick Property Services, Keep Attacking, Flamin Tucker, Station Beauty, Hair at the Conifers, Blackmoor Fruit Nursery, Baby Spice Bakes, Pets Corner at Country Market, Siam Oishi, Pizzeria Campana, Specialist Autocare Group Ltd, Liphook Auto Services, Cycle Sphere at the Shed, Mrs Hayes Brownies, Steve and Rachel Menear at A Fresh Start, The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Dylan’s Ice Cream, Ticket Cinema and the Ball and Wicket Pub at Wrecclesham.
Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ear Fund aims to:
– Raise Deaf Awareness
– Enhance the sound acoustics in classrooms and school halls, for deaf children in mainstream schools through specialist equipment and materials.
– Provide resources and equipment to deaf children to support their emotional wellbeing.
They cover the areas of Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and areas of London.
Bordon Food Bank
Bordon Food Bank was set up to provide temporary help for individuals and families in the Bordon, Whitehill and surrounding areas.
On Thursday 16 March, the Mayor presented the two charities with cheques to the amount of £1193.20 each which he raised from his Dinner. Heather from Bordon Food Bank and Ellie from Just 4 Kids (the charity shop for CSSEF) were there to receive them.