Councillor Pat Antcliff has elected as Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council at the Council’s Annual Meeting, with Councillor Diana Ruff elected as Vice-Chair.
During her term in office, Councillor Antcliff has chosen to support two charities - Alzheimer’s Research UK and the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Alzheimer’s Research UK are undertaking vital work in their mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025, which Councillor Antcliff is helping to support.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is campaigning to create a world without barriers for every deaf child, to overcome the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children back and to help families give the best possible unbiased support to their deaf child, enabling them to make informed choices about their lives, working with others positively to challenge unfairness.
Councillor Antcliff, Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, said: “It is a great honour to be elected as Chair of the Council. I have chosen two charities to raise money for in my term in office, both of which are close to my heart - Alzheimer’s Research UK, who are undertaking incredible work to support dementia sufferers and aiming to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025”.
“Many families in the District will have been affected by the heart-breaking effects of dementia and I am incredibly proud to support their cause”.
“The National Deaf Children’s Society is a charity I have personally supported for a long time and their vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child is one which would be an honour to help them achieve”.
“I hope my appeal will help raise money and awareness of these two charities and the fantastic work they do.”
Councillor Antcliff takes over from Councillor Carol Huckerby who used her year as Chair to raise over £3400 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia) Friends.
Further information on the Chair’s chosen charities can be found on their websites: National Deaf Children’s Society - https://www.ndcs.org.uk/ and Alzheimer’s Research UK - https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/