Charity Win Boosts Lord Mayor’s Appeal

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith hit the jackpot at a recent charity event, hosted by contracting, shopfitting and manufacturing company PEC.

Earlier this year, PEC organised the Heart Appeal charity ball, held at Aagrah Midpoint, to raise funds for equipment for the Cardiac Unit at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. At the event, PEC chairman Balbir Panesar invited the Lord Mayor to pick the winning prize draw ticket and, in front of 350 guests, the Lord Mayor picked out his own ticket! He promptly volunteered to put the prize (of a widescreen TV) back into the draw.

PEC chairman Balbir Panesar, seen here presenting the Lord Mayor with a cheque, said: “It was a fantastic night, and very generous of the Lord Mayor to return his prize, so we have added to the money raised by the TV draw to give a donation of £1,000 to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which supports a number of very worthwhile local organisations.”

Lord Mayor Councillor Dale Smith said: “I’m delighted to receive such a generous donation, it will help make a real difference and help sprinkle sunshine across Bradford.”