The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Steve Flitter raised more than £2,100 at a Charity Auction in aid of the local Air Ambulance Service, held at the Town Hall, Matlock, on Monday 9 October.
More than 50 Lots – many donated by local businesses – ranged from books, games, football match tickets, local meals out, paragliding and champagne to sailing, a Chatsworth membership, a car MOT, jewellery, a round of golf and family tickets to local attractions.
Councillor Flitter, pictured above with his wife Ann, said:
“I am extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the auction and delighted that this event engaged local businesses and residents in working together for a great cause.”
The auction in the Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall was preceded by a fund-raising afternoon tea attended by several fellow civic leaders.
- View the schedule of winning bids [PDF 270KB]
About the role of civic chairman
The Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales is elected at the annual meeting of the council and serves for a civic year.
The Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales wears a ceremonial chain of office at official engagements and generally represents the District Council at around 100 functions throughout the year, organising special fund-raising events for nominated charities.
The role of Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales is different from that of Chairman of the District Council, which is a more strategic leadership role.