The Mayor of Basildon has announced that Scouts and Girl Guides are among the chosen charities the town will be supporting for the following year.
Basildon’s selected charities will include the Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Scout Association and Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Girl Guiding Association. In addition the council will also be supporting La Danse Fantastique and Basildon Mind.
Councillor Don Morris said: “As a Scout leader, the Scouting and Guiding movements are very close to my heart. I am also keen to support the tremendous work the charity MIND undertakes.
“La Danse Fantastique is another very worthwhile cause, which opens up the world of music and dance to all young people, including those with physical problems, sensory impairments or learning difficulties.
Mayor Morris made the announcement at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 16th July stating “I will be privileged to help the work of these charities in my capacity as Mayor of Basildon.
“I hope you will support my efforts in helping the splendid work of these organisations.”
Councillor Morris is also Scout leader in the Wickford ward of the Scout Association.