A mayor raised an impressive £30,000 for charity during her year in office.

Former mayor of Brighton and Hove Councillor Denise Cobb presented a cheque for the sum at a reception at the Mayor’s parlour in Brighton.

The sum was raised by the Mayor’s Charities Committee during 2013–14.

Coun Cobb, with the help of her fundraising committee and volunteers, worked throughout the year staging events, dinners and other activities.

Her chosen charities were The Martlets, Age UK Brighton and Hove, The Argus Appeal, Off The Fence and Rockinghorse children’s charity.