TWO delighted charities picked up cheques from former Amber Valley Mayor Alan Cox when his term in office came to an end.
The Herbert Strutt Charity was handed £750, while the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) received £1,000.
The two organisations were Cllr Cox’s chosen charities for his mayoral year.
He presented the cheques to Cllr Jim Anderson, who is vice-chairman of the Herbert Strutt Charity, and to Major Charles Stevenson, a representative of SSAFA.
The Herbert Strutt Charity was established in 1986 and is administered jointly by Amber Valley Borough Council and Belper Town Council.
It awards funds for charitable purposes to benefit residents of the area served by the town council in ways such as helping the old and poor, the relief of distress and sickness, and supporting educational facilities.
SSAFA supports former military personnel and their families.