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Women’s group awards Redbridge’s mayor with almost £400 for his chosen charity

PUBLISHED: 12:45 12 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:45 12 September 2014

The mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin with members of the Redbridge Disabled Women's Welfare Association (RDWWA)

The mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin with members of the Redbridge Disabled Women's Welfare Association (RDWWA)

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A women’s group awarded the mayor with almost £400 for his chosen charity at a special lunch.

The Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association (RDWWA) entertained Cllr Ashley Kissin at Spice Village, in High Road, Ilford, and handed over £370.

Each of the 27 members who attended made a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Abida Iqbal, chairman of the group, said: “We had a great time. We have a charity lunch for the mayor’s charity every year.

“We have done so for quite a few years.

“We went to Spice Village and asked if they could charge us less so we could give more to the charity and they agreed.”

RDWWA are now gearing up for their next few events, with their biggest social a multicultural celebration on December 15.

Life in charge of the charity is so hectic that Mrs Iqbal will be retiring next year from her job at a Waltham Forest NHS baby clinic.

She has worked there for 27 years.

Mrs Iqbal said: “I am a workaholic but it is too much. I have to give up and focus on the group.”

Email redbridgedwwa@gmail.com for information on the charity.


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