A few weeks ago I blogged about one of our Tunbridge Wells Conservative councillors, Chris Woodward, who was raffling his beloved motorcycle to raise funds for the Number One Community Centre in Broadwater; the area he represents on the Borough Council.
Well, tickets were sold and the draw was held as planned on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August. Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark pulled the winning ticket, which belonged to Mr Peter Massie, a resident from Pembury.
Mr Massie does not want the motorcycle, so he has taken-up Chris Woodward's offer to sell the bike on Ebay and to donate 10% of the proceeds to the charity. The sale is now underway.
With the help and support of family, friends, Conservative Party colleagues and the wider community, Chris sold over £2,800 worth of raffle tickets. With the additional donation from the sale of the bike and money collected in buckets outside the Tunbridge Wells branch of Sainsbury's last Saturday, the total raised by Chris for the Number One Community Centre is £3,500.
Chris and his team deserve the widest possible recognition and thanks for this magnificent effort. I know how hard he has worked, giving up every Saturday selling tickets in the town centre as well as attending 20 events and fun days throughout August.
Well done Chris! A real example of a caring Conservative councillor going above and beyond the call of duty for the local community.