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Hospice gets new mayor’s vote

PUBLISHED: 16:35 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:52 12 August 2010

A HOSPICE has been selected as the new Mayor s charity. New Bromley Mayor Denise Reddin chose Orpington s Harris HospisCare in Tregony Road as her charity.

A HOSPICE has been selected as the new Mayor's charity.

New Bromley Mayor Denise Reddin chose Orpington's Harris HospisCare in Tregony Road as her charity.

She visited patients last Friday at a special lunch.

Harris HospisCare provides free palliative care for around 1,200 people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in the borough.

Marketing manager, Christine Davies, said: "We are so pleased about it. It's amazing that we have been chosen because the mayor always manages to raise a lot of funds. It's really important and it will help us keep providing a good level of care."

Kelsey and Eden Park ward councillor Ms Reddin was elected by Bromley council last Wednesday to succeed Pauline Tunnicliffe for the coming year.

She selected Cray Valley East councillor Brenda Thompson as Deputy Mayor, continuing in the role she filled last year.

She said: "I'm honoured by my appointment as the first citizen of the borough.

"I'm looking forward to meeting as many people as possible during my year in office and all those I represent in the area."

Portfolio responsibilities for the year ahead were allocated at the Executive meeting on Monday and can be found on www.bromley.co.uk.

The Liberal Democrat and Labour members of the Executive continue to be Reg Adams and John Getgood.

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