Stockton South MP Dr Paul Williams joined former allotment holders from Yarm at a special presentation on Friday to present cheques towards local good causes.
Funds from the from the winding up of Yarm and District Garden Association, which has operated Yarm allotments for more than 40 years, will be used to benefit a variety of local charities including Cleveland Mountain Rescue and the North East Air Ambulance, as well as 3 local primary schools.
Dr Paul Williams MP was on hand to present the cheques to Peter Haslett of Redcar RNLI, Tracey Bowstead of Great North Air Ambulance and Kevin Dunbar of Cleveland Mountain Rescue. Receiving cheques on behalf the three local primary Schools (Yarm, Levendale and Layfield) was Jenny Holmes, a Governor of Layfield Primary School.
The presentation was held the Fox Covert in Yarm.
“Whilst I was sorry to hear about the demise of the Garden Association” said Dr Williams, “I was really pleased to be able to join the allotment holders to acknowledge their donation of these funds to local causes.”
“I would like to thank them all for their very generous efforts”.