Seaford MP congratulates Young Mayor for year in office

Maria Caulfield, MP for Seaford, has congratulated the Young Mayor of Seaford Thomas Exley on his great year in office, in which he has raised £10,000 for charity.

When taking up his Young Mayoral year Thomas Exley set out his charitable aim to raise money for a new disability friendly swing to be installed in Salts Recreation Ground in Seaford, meaning that children who use a wheelchair will be able to enjoy the swings just like any other able-bodied children. As his year in office comes to a close Thomas Exley has raised a fantastic £10,000 to make the disability swing a reality, with installation to take place later in the summer.

To close his year of office Thomas Exley held an afternoon tea party at Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston to thank those who had supported him throughout the year, including Maria Caulfield MP and Seaford Mayor Cllr Linda Wallraven.

Maria Caulfield MP said “Thomas has had a fantastic year as Young Mayor of Seaford raising an incredible £10,000 for such a good cause, which will be a lasting legacy of his Mayoral year bringing enjoyment to disabled children for years to come.”

“Seaford has so many brilliant young people in the town, which is highlighted by having one as the Young Mayor each year. Before Thomas Exley, we had Jessica Batchelor who campaigned tirelessly on the issue of defibrillators and worked closely with me on my Private Members’ Bill on this issue. Although the Bill was stopped by the General Election it certainly raised a lot of awareness of the issue nationally. I look forward to working closely with the next Young Mayor of Seaford on their chosen campaign.”