Generous donation to community

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Derbyshire county councillor Glenys Birkin donated a cheque for £1,000 to Arena Community, in Belfield Street, Ilkeston where the town’s food bank is based.

The councillor specified that the grant could not be used for running costs or staffing costs and that the money was purely to be spent on food.

The money came from a Community Funding grant given to councillors to spend on a worthy cause of their 
choice.