Morse creator helps raise hundreds for charity

by Bill Neeham -
by Bill Neeham -
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THE BRACKLEY Mayor’s charity dinner smashed fund raising targets this weekend as an audience was entertained by one of the countries most cherished crime writers.

Every year the Mayor of Brackley organises a final fund raiser to mark the end of their year in office.

This year Mayor Chris Blunden organised a charity dinner with a silent auction and raffle. But the highlight of the night was the guest speaker Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse.

South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom attended the dinner at Brackley Bowls Club and said: “Colin Dexter was absolutely hysterical, a great guy with lots of wonderful anecdotes.”

Mr Blunden had hoped to raise £1,500 but raised £1,700 purely from donations, the raffle and auction. The Mayor has already raised £2,000 during his year in office which will be split between the Warks and Northants Air Ambulance, 5th Brackley Scouts and a project to create a history walk through Brackley with information plaques.