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 Baines' charity appeal will raise money for Living Without Abuse and Marie Curie.

The charity appeal 2021/22 

Living Without Abuse (LWA)The logo for the charity Living without Abuse (LWA)

Living Without Abuse (LWA) believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse.

LWA offer information and advice to anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence. LWA can also provide support services to anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. LWA are committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, working towards its prevention and eradication, and assisting those affected by this crime to determine their own lives.

LWA is part of a consortium called United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) and together they deliver services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for domestic and sexual abuse.

Marie CurieLogo for the Marie Curie charity.

Marie Curie Nurses work on the front line, night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support.

Their nine hospices offer the reassurance of specialist care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones around the UK.

Their trained Helper volunteers and advisers are there for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk.

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 1st June, 2021 @ 16:27