Chestnuts for Charity

Press Release: 13/12/2005

David and Amelia Cole, who run the 'hot chestnut' stall next to The Buttercross in Winchester High Street, presented a cheque for £200 to the Mayor of Winchester as a donation to his Charities.

The couple has given the donation as a thank you to the city for letting them trade over the Christmas period. This is the third year that the couple has donated to the Mayor's Charities, much to the delight of the current Mayor, Cllr Neil Baxter

"It is wonderful that members of the business community want to donate so generously to help four very worthy causes, and I am delighted to accept this cheque," he said.

The three charities that the mayor has chosen to raise money for this year are Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, The Stroke Association (Winchester & District Branch and Winchester Live At Home Scheme.

The hot chestnut stall will be trading in the city over the Christmas and New Year periods.