Tamworth Forever Fund is £1,000 better off as generous councillor duo Lee Bates and Ben Adams chip in for cause
THE Tamworth Forever Fund has received backing and donations from two leading County Councillors.
Councillors Lee Bates and Ben Adams have pledged £500 each to support the recently launched fund.
The Herald backed fund is the most ambitious charity project ever to be launched in the town. It aims to provide annual grants to community groups and good causes across Tamworth for generations to come.
Cllr Bates, who is also a Tamworth Borough Councillor, said: "Donating to the Tamworth Forever Fund is nothing but a win-win for the Tamworth Community and will become one of Tamworth's biggest local funding pots in years to come, supporting the good work that goes on by so many community groups.
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"I am proud to be a donor and advisor for the fund and look forward to getting involved in raising awareness of the benefits of the fund and supporting fund raising in the coming months.
"A donation from my Staffordshire Community Fund match funding that of County Councillors Ben Adams donation will contribute to the funds growing year on year forever benefiting local voluntary organisations, and as we get lots and lots of requests for funding from the County Council Community Fund then being able to refer people to the Tamworth Forever Fund will allow greater use of funding across the area."
Two stalls are being held at Tamworth Market on July 3 and July 10 to boost the fund along with a street collection.
Cllr Ben Adams, said: "I am delighted to be able to contribute some of my Staffordshire County Councillor's Local Community Fund to the Tamworth Forever Fund.
"My fellow County Councillors and I have been able to invest £10,000 each into the local community over the past three years and it is astonishing how far these contributions can go when backed up by enthusiastic local people and yet there are always more good causes and superb organisations that need support.
"Once I heard that the Tamworth Forever Fund was looking to adopt the same focus on local projects and groups that put Tamworth first I wanted to get involved.
"A small contribution can make a big difference so I hope that more local businesses and individuals choose to back the town by supporting the Tamworth Forever Fund."