Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Conservatives - really making a difference locally
Several months ago I blogged about Tunbridge Wells Conservative Councillor, Chris Woodward, who was raffling his motorcycle to raise money for the Number One Community trust, which operates the Community Centre in Broadwater ward, which Chris represents on the Council with colleague Barbara Cobbold. See HERE
After months of hard work, selling tickets to Party members, family, friends and neighbours, including spending every Saturday for two months standing in local shopping centres and summer fetes, Chris raised an amazing £3142 - exceeding his target by £600. Rumour has it that MPs, Government and Cabinet colleagues started hiding from Greg Clark MP who also stalked the corridors of power, selling tickets to everyone he met in Whitehall !
Although a personal initiative by Chris, Tunbridge Wells Conservatives were pleased to support this venture. We covered the cost of printing of the raffle tickets and all of the publicity material surrounding the raffle.
Congratulations to Chris Woodward - a real example of a local councillor going "above and beyond the call of duty" for the people he represents.