As soon as the nomination for the next Mayor is known they are asked to decide which charity or charities they would like to benefit from their appeal.
This year, the Mayor, Councillor Harris' charity appeal will raise money for two charities: Sense and The Woodland Trust.
The charity appeal 2018/19
Sense is a national disability charity that began by supporting those who are deafblind. Today they continue to do this but also support people with other complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. They support children, young people and adults in their home, in the community and at their centres, in their education and transition to adulthood and through holidays, arts, sport and wellbeing programmes. Also, they offer practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events. Their mission is simple – to make sure no one with complex communication needs is isolated, left out or unable to fulfil their potential. There is a Sense charity shop in Loughborough.
The Woodland Trust protects and campaigns on behalf of this country’s woods, plants trees and restores ancient woodlands. Their vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees for the benefit of people and wildlife and would want them enjoyed and valued by everyone within the British Isles. In total their landholdings in the UK extend to over 73 square miles. Within Charnwood Borough there are woodlands managed by the Woodland Trust.
For more information or to make a donation
For more information about the Mayor's annual appeal, or to find out how you can make a donation, please get in touch with the Mayor's Office on:
Most Mayors choose charities with which they have some personal connection, but that should not stop other worthy causes from asking to be considered. All donations, no matter how large or how small are very gratefully recieved.
The best way of doing this is by writing to the Mayor's office before Christmas so that your letter can be given to the Mayor Elect as soon as their identity is known.
Last updated: Tue 22nd May, 2018 @ 08:39