At the commencement of their year in office, the Mayor will designate a charity or charities and will raise funds for these during their term. Usually, the Mayor will designate only a couple of charities and these normally are based or are active within the Borough. Occasionally, a nationally recognised charity may be chosen in addition to the locally based ones.
The Mayor, often through the assistance of fellow Councillors, friends and family, will organise fundraising events during their term of office. The Council itself cannot get directly involved in the fundraising events, it is a matter for the Mayor to organise as appropriate.
The Mayor's nominated charities for 2018 -2019 are:-
- ‘Maplefield Circle of Friends is an award winning not for profit organisation aiming to enhance the lives of those living with additional physical and mental health needs and their families. They specialise in complex social and emotional behavioural needs but are inclusive to all. They hold activity days, events and a support group for families who have children with additional needs.
- ‘One hundred years ago the First World War ended and a new world began. The example and experience of those living through it shaped the world we live in today. Through supporting the Royal British Legion I would like to say thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. The Royal British Legion offer lifelong support for the armed forces community, serving men and women, veterans and their families.
‘These are very worthwhile causes and I will do all I can to raise as much funding for them as I can.’
You can make a donation to the Mayor's charities using this link to the Council online payments