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Previous Mayor charity appeals

Below are details of previous Mayor's charity appeals and where possible, the amount raised.

For more information about the Mayor's annual appeal, or for information about how you can make a donation, please get in touch with the Mayor's Office on:

The charity appeal 2016/17

Birstall Playgroup for Children with Special Needs is available to residents in Charnwood and the surrounding area. The playgroup is free for children aged from 0 to 5 years with a wide range of disabilities to come and enjoy play activities including sensory play and physical play that does not depend on a child being able to walk or climb. Speech, sign, symbols and pictures are all used routinely. Their aim is also to help support parents & carers who often arrive shortly after diagnosis of their child's condition. They can feel traumatised by the massive adjustment that they need to make and the impact on their whole family; while their children are playing they meet in the coffee shop on site where they share experiences and information. They have created an enormously important support network which is a tremendous help when needing someone to turn to. The playgroup is open for two days a week and receives no state funding

Charnwood Branch of Cancer Research UK committee members consist of only 6 volunteers, including for 37 years the Mayoress, all of whom work tirelessly for the cause, they all share a common passion – to raise money for research into the causes, prevention and cure of Cancer. Money raised by the group goes to the oncology unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

 
The charity appeal 2015/16 

The Sorrel Youth Cafe is a unique youth facility in the heart of Mountsorrel. It provides a safe space for young people from Mountsorrel and the surrounding villages to meet with friends, chat, use the internet, play games and join in activities.

TwentyTwenty help disadvantaged and disengaged young people to develop self-belief, self-worth and motivation, whilst achieving academic qualifications and learning work ready skills that help them to find and keep good jobs.


The charity appeal 2014/2015

The Exaireo Trust was formed to help homeless people rehabilitate themselves by providing accommodation, education, skills training, advice, support and practical work experience. 

Canine Partners assist people with disabilities to enjoy greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs, whose well-being is a key consideration. The aim is to train dogs to meet the needs of people with the most complex disabilities.


The charity appeal 2013/2014

John Storer House offers a warm welcome to all its customers and clients. 2013 marked the 300th Anniversary of the charity started by John Storer, promoting action for a just and inclusive Charnwood. 

The Alzheimer's Society is a national organisation that offers advice, friendship and support to those with all forms of dementia and support for their families and carers. 


The charity appeal 2012/2013

Our Space aims to raise money to build a purpose built unit at the LRI specially designed for teenagers and youngsters with cancer.

The Baldwin Trust is a charitable organisation run by volunteers operating specially adapted narrow boats for those with special needs.

Councillor Wise's charity appeal raised £8,587.


Previous charity appeals

Year

Mayor

Beneficiaries

Amount Raised

2011/12

 B. Burr

Age UK (Leics & Rutland) and British Heart Foundation £8,115
2010/11

J.Vincent

Steps £13,162
2009/10

R.Brown

Warning Zone and Wishes 4 Kids £13,961
2008/9

S. Campbell

Age Concern Leicestershire & Rutland ambulance £13,700
2007/8

J. Tormey

Loughborough Welfare Trusts Relief in Need Fund £13,099

2006/7

K.G. Pacey

The County Air Ambulance

£17,180

2005/6

R.M. Wilson

Glebe House

£14,798

2004/5

M.T. Jones

The Mayor's Sport & Arts Appeal Grants

£12,000

2003/4

J.W. Moore

LOROS & Macmillan Cancer Research

£10,000

2002/3

D.C. Green

Shaishav Childrens Project Bhavnagar
& Rainbows Hospice

£9,127

2001/2

A.W. Stott

National Eczema Society

£8,140

2000/1

N.C.N. Bird

Glenfield Hospital Cardiac Unit

£8,570

1999/2000

J.B. Powell

Rainbows Hospice & local stroke clubs

£8,082

1998/9

I. Thurlby

Loughborough Guild of the Disabled & Nottingham City Hospital Kinder Unit

£5,856

1997/8

J. Tyrrell

Glebe House & Roecliffe Manor Cheshire Home

£11,745

1996/7

K. Brailsford

Loughborough Guild of the Disabled, Storer 2000, Rainbows Hospice, Arthritis+Rheumatism Research & Unicef

£7,700

1995/6

J. Hawkes

Rainbows Hospice & Glebe House

£6,965

If you require any further information about this year's Mayor's Appeal, or that of previous years, feel free to contact the Mayor's Office.

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