Open Door coronavirus relief effort boosted by mayor’s fundraising

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 May 2020

Open Door Centre. Ref exe 4886-02-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Open Door Centre. Ref exe 4886-02-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Exmouth mayor Steve Gazzard has donated £1,574 to Open Door Centre

An Exmouth charity which helps the town’s vulnerable homeless has been boosted by the mayor’s fundraising efforts.

When Cllr Steve Gazzard took office as chairman of the town council, he picked Open Door Centre, in Church Street, as the charity he supported through his term.

Thanks to a civic service and a mayor’s dinner held at the Manor Hotel, £1,574 has been raised for the charity.

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The money will be spent sending out food parcels and making welfare calls to those who are the most vulnerable during to coronavirus crisis.

Helen Tribble, projects director at Open Door Centre, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the amount that Steve raised for us.

“He’s always been such a great supporter of Open Door and he’s done a fantastic job fundraising for us over this past year.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time as we try to support our community through Covid-19.”

Visit the Open Door website for more information on the services the charity is providing through the coronavirus crisis.


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