Panshanger councillor lauded 'great example' after fundraising success

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 June 2018

Cllr Terry Mitchinson with founder and stable manager Sue Jenkins (centre), along with riders, volunteers and helpers. Picture: Terry Mitchinson.

Cllr Terry Mitchinson with founder and stable manager Sue Jenkins (centre), along with riders, volunteers and helpers. Picture: Terry Mitchinson.

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A Welwyn Garden City councillor has handed over hundreds of pounds to the Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled.

Cllr Terry Mitchinson with founder and stable manager Sue Jenkins (centre), along with riders, volunteers and helpers. Picture: Terry Mitchinson.Cllr Terry Mitchinson with founder and stable manager Sue Jenkins (centre), along with riders, volunteers and helpers. Picture: Terry Mitchinson.

Panshanger’s Tory representative Terry Mitchinson raised £538 for the charity during last month’s annual Rotary Walk.

The leisure, culture and communications portfolio holder was given a tour around the Welwyn facility with Rotarian Andy Forrow, following which chair of trustees Sue Clarke thanked him for the “very generous” donation.

Cllr Mitchinson said: “I was really impressed with what is happening at Digswell Place RDA. It has grown significantly since I last visited and provides a truly valuable service.”

The annual walk, organised by the Rotary clubs of WGC and Hatfied, has been going for more than 20 years – with Cllr Mitchinson participating in all but one.

Mr Forrow said: “Terry is a great example to people who want to contribute to their community in a positive way.

“Eleven miles is the goal for all walkers and runners, however much they raise.

“It’s a great event and will be again in 2019. We have great respect for all people who take part, like Terry.”

The Digswell Place RDA has been chosen as mayor Barbara Fitzsimon’s charity of the year.

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