A MAYOR has praised volunteers who raised more than £65,000 for charity in a business challenge.
Supporters of Chesterfield-based Fusion Group boosted more than 30 good causes through fundraising to mark the firm’s 40th anniversary.
Coun Peter Barr, Chesterfield Mayor, paid tribute in a celebration evening for the helpers who smashed a target of £40,000.
He said: “Chesterfield is full of many people who volunteer and do their bit - it is truly exceptional.”
St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, Chesterfield Canal Trust, the British Heart Foundation, and Macmillan Cancer Support were some of the charities that benefited.
Fusion Group’s anniversary challenge dared teams to raise £40,000 using a seed fund of £500 and their initiative.