Councillor David Shortell has been elected as the new Chairman of East Dorset District Council and has chosen to continue the support given by Cllr Steve Lugg, last years EDDC Chairman, to the JTYAF.
Cllr Shortell has specified that the results of his fundraising be used in support of the CEIL Project at Ferndown Upper School. This project helps to prepare Ferndown students for the world of work by bridging the gap between education and employment. Any funding raised will therefore have a real impact on the local community and the attitudes and outlook of all the young people who will benefit from it. The students will be provided with opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have had, enabling them to develop professional skills through the experience of a working environment.
The other charity chosen by Cllr Shortell is the Multiple Sclerosis Society for Bournemouth and District and he aims to support them with transport issues.
A whole range of fundraising events are being organised which we will promote on our website as soon as we have the details.
A huge thank you to Cllr Shortell for his generous support and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.