• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

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THE LOCAL COMMUNITY helped last year’s Mayor of Sunderland raise for £17,500 for charity.

Every Mayor during their twelve month term of office, can nominate their Mayoral charities to benefit from their fundraising activities at civic events throughout the year.

Last year’s Mayor, ward councillor for Ryhope Councillor Alan Emerson, chose St Benedict’s Hospice, ‘Headlight’ mental health charity and Diabetes UK.

Cllr Emerson said: “I would like to thank everyone I met during my term of office for their kindness and support, and for their generousity during our fundraising which raised so much money for fantastic local charities.

“I was delighted to be able to support these charities during my term of office, and pleased to invite them into the civic centre to present them with their cheques.

”  St Benedict’s provides excellent care and support for people and their families at a difficult time in their lives, while I’ve always been very impressed when visiting Headlight as a ward councillor or member of the Scrutiny committee because so many of their former clients come back as volunteers to help others.

Cllr Emerson added: “I also chose Diabetes UK because it’s a condition which affects an increasing number of young people across the country, and the local offices of the charity will use all the money raised to help people in Sunderland.”

The retired BT engineer and ward councillor for more than six years, will present the cheques to representatives from each of his Mayoral Charities in the Mayor’s Parlour at Sunderland civic centre on Wednesday at 10am.

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