Following a year in office, the former Mayor of Corby, Cllr Julie Riley, handed over £5k to two local charities on Friday 7th July.

Representatives from Cllr Riley’s chosen charities, the Travers Foundations and the Children’s Air Ambulance, were presented with half of the total £5,484 that had been raised over her year as Corby’s Mayor.

In order to raise the money Cllr Riley held a host of events including a Fashion Show, a curry night, a golf competition, a variety show and the Mayor’s Annual Dinner.

Cllr Julie Riley, said: ‘It has been a very busy year being Mayor but it was worth every single second in order to be able to hand over money to these two very worthwhile charities.

‘I am very proud to present these cheques to the Travers Foundation and the Children’s Air Ambulance and hope that it goes some way to helping them with the fantastic work that they do for so many in our Borough.

‘I would like to thank each and every person that helped with my events and that contributed to raising this money, whether that was through ticket sales, raffles or just kind hearted donations - every single penny has helped. I would also like to especially thank the Carnival Court for their support throughout my year in office, they have been fantastic’.