The Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council raised over ú5,000 for her chosen charity whilst in post last year.
Cllr Jeannette Matelot, throughout her time as Chairman for South Oxfordshire, raised just over £5,300 for Homeless Oxfordshire, a countywide charity that each year provides accommodation for over 200 people and gives out 75,000 free meals.
Cllr Matelot who held events, including a musical concert at Cornerstone, an antiques supper in Tetsworth and a dinner in Henley said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chairman and would like to thank everyone who helped me fundraise. I will continue to help this wonderful charity that supports people to get their lives back on track.”
Homeless Oxfordshire visited the council offices on Milton Park to meet with staff to talk about the work they do around the county. Whilst visiting Cllr Matelot presented a cheque to the charity for the remaining amount they’d raised.
Claire Dowan, Chief Executive of Homeless Oxfordshire, said,”It’s been an absolutely fantastic year and the efforts and support Jeannette has shown us has been amazing. It was also great to visit the council’s offices to receive the cheque and have the chance to meet and discuss homelessness in Oxfordshire with the housing needs team.”
This year’s Chairman, Cllr Lorraine Hillier, will be organising events to support Oxfordshire’s South and Vale Citizen’s Advice Bureau and The Smallwood Trust, a UK charity that helps women on a low income.