Mayor of Merton presents cheque to pilgrimage charity

Mayor of Merton Councillor Agatha Akyigyina presented a cheque today to one of her charities, the pilgrimage trust, HPCT.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akkyigina, Mrs Mullings and children

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akkyigina, Mrs Mullens and children

The cheque for £1,500, which the Mayor presented to Mrs Mullens, a Group Leader with the trust, and two of the children who will be attending Lourdes this year, will contribute towards the pilgrimage to Lourdes for a group of Merton children who are suffering from disabilities.  As well as making the pilgrimage, the children will also be able to enjoy a variety of activities with others from different countries for a week from Easter Saturday.

Councillor Agatha Akyigina who is a volunteer with HPCT said: “The pilgrimage trust does so much good work for people of all ages who are living with illness of disability. The charity’s work is invaluable to them and their families, providing much needed respite to those having to cope with living in very challenging circumstances.”