TWO local causes in Salisbury benefitted from a cash boost to support its work in the community.

Encircles and Silver Salisbury were both presented with cheques for £750 with £400 which given to the Mayor’s Charity, Children's Chance.

A presentation was held by deputy mayor, Cllr Atiqul Hoque, and fellow Conservative city councillors on Monday outside the Guildhall.

The money was from surplus money left over from a free community celebration held in Guildhall Square and Market Place on June 5 to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which was organised by the councillors.

Cllr Hoque said: "It was a successful event and we managed to raise so much. It is even better to share this with Encircles which does a fantastic job for homeless and needy people and Silver Salisbury, championing older people."

He also gave his "heartfelt thanks" to the businesses who supported the event and helped make it possible.

Encircle trustee Nikki Savage said it was "amazing" to be given the donation adding: "It makes all the difference.

"We'll do a great deal of good with that."

Irene Kohler, Salisbury's older people's champion, says the money will go towards supporting events as part of the Silver Salisbury programme. Silver Salisbury is currently planning events for the autumn.

A cheque was also presented to the Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Tom Corbin, at the end of Monday evening's full council meeting.


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