August 21, 2014 10.37 am This story is over 116 months old

Mayor of Lincoln raises £14k for Motor Neurone disease charity

Thousands raised: The former Mayor of Lincoln raised over £14k for his charity, and recently handed over the cheque.

The Major of Lincoln from the previous civic year has presented his chosen charity with a cheque for £14k.

Councillor Patrick Vaughan, who represents Glebe ward, raised £14,646.06 for the Lincolnshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

To do this, he did a number of events such as a tandem skydive and a flash mob along Lincoln High Street.

He said: “It was an honour and privilege to be the 807th Mayor of Lincoln with so many highlights, including the skydive and flash mob to meeting so many people from the community who help to make the city such a great place.

“To raise such a fantastic amount of money for a very worthy charity really tops the memories from the year off.”

Rob Biggs, from the Lincolnshire branch of the MNDA, added: “Councillor Vaughan’s fantastic fundraising will help provide much-needed equipment and support for those with MND living in Lincolnshire such as Riser Recliner chairs and stair lifts etc which are not available from the NHS or any other statutory body.

“More importantly he has created an awareness of the disease more widely than any other individual in Lincolnshire and for this the MNDA Lincolnshire Support Group are extremely grateful.”