Former Mayor Councillor Steve Waltho hands over cash to Dudley charities The Mayor of Dudley has facilitated the handover of more than £55,000 to his predecessor’s charities. Councillor Mohammed Hanif invited Councillor Steve Waltho back to the mayoral office, along with his chosen five charities to receive the record-breaking fundraising effort. Representatives from The Hope Centre, The What? Centre, More Mascots Please, Leukaemia Unit Appeal Fund, Russells Hall and The West Midlands Lupus Group all received cheques of £10,400 with an additional £3,500 for the Lupus Group for granting places at the London Marathon. Cllr Waltho, said: “My wife, Jayne, and I take great satisfaction that five wonderful charities are to substantially benefit from our mayoral year. These organisations will in turn benefit many disadvantaged or poorly people in our great borough. “I would like to give huge thanks to our voluntary fundraiser, Sue Randle. Thank you to Sophie Byatt from Castle & Crystal Credit Union for managing our online donation account. I would also like to thank all of the mayoral support staff. “Finally, a massive thanks to all the individuals, groups and organisations that generously contributed throughout the year to reach such a fantastic record total.” Cllr Hanif added: “Being Mayor brings along so many opportunities to meet people from organisations across our borough and to help where we can. “Congratulations to Steve and Jayne on their successful year and I hope that people will be as generous this year to help me support my three charities.”
2015 21st May
During his inauguration as Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Steve Waltho (pictured with his Mayoress, Jayne) announced that WMLG will be one of his official charities for 2015/16.
2015 10th May Wednesday 6th May and Thursday 7th May, the Lupus/ Rheumatology Team at City Hospital, B'ham, once again held Coffee Mornings during the Lupus Clinics to raise awareness of lupus and funds for WMLG
2015 4th March
Following on from the previous news item (15th February), changes to times for blood tests at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, have hit problems - lack of space within the Therapy Dept being the main issue. Here is the list of revised times:
1st April sees the opening of Dudley Urgent Care Centre at Russells Hall Hospital with changes to blood testing times/location beginning 2nd March. The first Urgent Care Centre Newsletter explains the changes.