Donations thank hard-work of locals in the community

DONATIONS MADE: Guests gather as donations are handed out.
DONATIONS MADE: Guests gather as donations are handed out.

Cheques of £1,000 each were presented recently to two groups as part of a Skegness Liberal Democrat donation.

The donations were presented by Skegness Town councillor Sue Binch at the North Shore Golf Club in Skegness last month, with guests predominantly from local Liberal Democrat groups, including one of its most active and longest-serving members Kath Ellis.

Donations were given to a team of Skegness volunteers for the upkeep of the Victorian Waterfall Gardens on South Parade and the Skegness Street Pastors; a team of people dedicated to caring for revellers who need help in Skegness town centre late at night.

The Victorian Waterfall gardens has had plants and bulbs planted, many of which donated from local businesses and was given a general tidy-up.

“Thank you very much to the team of volunteers who put in lots of time and hard work, the area is going to look lovely this spring,” said Coun Binch.

“It’s a very peaceful place and hidden away in Skegness, offers a place where people can go and sit and relax and find time for themselves, away from the busiest parts of Skegness.”

The Skegness Street Pastors are members of the congregation from churches in and around Skegness who have been trained to offer support to those who, through drink, have found themselves vulnerable late at night and into the early hours; handing out practical items such as foil blankets to those suffering the effects of the cold, flip flops to those wearing unsuitable footwear and bottles of 
water to help combat dehydration.

“The Street Pastors do a wonderful job and what they do is extremely beneficial in keeping locals and holiday-makers safe on a night out in Skegness,” said Coun Binch.

Long-serving active Liberal Democrat, Kath Ellis was also presented with a bouquet of flowers and a painting of St Clement’s Church for her 
involvement with the group and her work in the community.

“Kath is still a very keen and active member of the Liberal Democrats and it is a pleasure to present her with a little something to say thank you for all her hard work over the years,” said Coun Binch.