Mayor of Market Deeping Bob Broughton bows out with £1,900 donation to Deeping Men’s Group

Mayor of Market Deeping Bob Broughton hands over �1,900 to the Deeping Men's Group chairman Gerry Kelly. With them, from left, are vice chairman Brian Thornthwaite, John Hudspeth, Paul Linford, Theresa Hodgkin and Pat Linford
Mayor of Market Deeping Bob Broughton hands over �1,900 to the Deeping Men's Group chairman Gerry Kelly. With them, from left, are vice chairman Brian Thornthwaite, John Hudspeth, Paul Linford, Theresa Hodgkin and Pat Linford
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THE MAYOR of Market Deeping marked his final week in the job with a donation to a men’s group and a fish and chip lunch.

THE MAYOR of Market Deeping marked his final week in the job with a donation to a men’s group and a fish and chip lunch.

Bob Broughton will step down from his role as mayor this week. On Sunday he presented a cheque for £1,900, which was collected through his term, to the Deeping Men’s Group.

The group raises money to buy equipment from walking sticks to electric wheelchairs, to give out to Deepings residents in need.

Councillor Broughton’s first appointment when he was mayor in 1997 was to give a speech to the men’s group and he has been a strong supporter ever since.

He said: “They are a really good bunch of blokes who do a surprising amount for local people.

“I have had a lot to do with them over the years and I gave them the bulk of the money I have collected because some of the equipment they buy is a quite expensive.”

Coun Broughton was also the first customer in the new {

http://www.linfordsfishandchips.co.uk/|Linford’s} fish and chip restaurant in Market Place on Wednesday. He is a regular visitor to the takeaway and was thrilled when owner Paul Linford donated £500 to his mayor’s charity fund last year. The restaurant is set to open in June

The fund totalled £2,500 and the remaining £600 was donated to the Young at Heart Club, which puts on events for people over 60.