At the Annual Town Assembly meeting on 28th May 2014, the then Town Mayor, Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine, presented a cheque to Ringwood & Fordingbridge Talking News, his chosen charity.

A number of events had been held and raised over £1,000 for the charity.

In accepting the cheque, the Vice Chairman, Mr Bryant said how much the charity appreciated the support of the Town Mayor and the Town Council.