Outgoing Stone Town Mayor, Councillor Mike Shaw has had a splendid year in the the post, vying for the most ever appearances and attendances of a Mayor snd Mayoress (Cllr Sue Shaw) … I doubt if anyone’s got a definitive count, but Mike and Sue have certainly been excellent value for money and this is reflected in the number of donations that filled the Mayoral Fund coffers during their stint in the top job.
And as the final act as Stone’s Mayor Mike invited his chosen charities to the chamber to accept their cheques.
Pictured from left to right, are Michael Jackman from Katharine House Hospice, Gerry Etchells from Age Concern, Stone, Cllr Mike Shaw and Alan Taylor of Stone Community First Responders who each received £635. Mike and Sue would just like to thank all those who gave so generously to these deserving causes.
• Picture courtesy of Joshua Cope