Mayor’s chosen charity boosted by non-uniform day

Pupils from Downshire School look on as the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Billy Ashe is presented with a cheque for �350 for the Alzheimers Society by principal Jacqueline Stewart. The money was raised on a non-uniform day on  April 29, which was also Inter-Generational Day, to support the mayors chosen charity. INCT 22-705-CON
Pupils from Downshire School look on as the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Billy Ashe is presented with a cheque for �350 for the Alzheimers Society by principal Jacqueline Stewart. The money was raised on a non-uniform day on April 29, which was also Inter-Generational Day, to support the mayors chosen charity. INCT 22-705-CON

A non-uniform day at Carrick’s Downshire School has raised £350 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Billy Ashe thanked pupils and staff for their effort when he visited the school to receive the cheque.

He said: “This is my charity of choice as Mayor of the Borough and I was delighted to hear that this local Carrickfergus school had raised a substantial amount of £350 for Alzheimer’s.

“I was therefore very pleased to accept their invitation to be formally presented with the money and to meet some of those who took part in their sponsored non-uniform day and to thank both them and their teachers, especially Jackie Stewart (principal).

“This is in aid of my chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, with all the money raised going towards the charity’s caring role in providing information and advice, care and support for those suffering dementia as well as their families and in researching the cause, cure, care and prevention of the disease.”

The money was raised on a non-uniform day on April 29, which was also Inter-Generational Day.