It’s a long-held tradition that Mayors have a ‘Mayor’s Charity’ fund. For the forthcoming year Cllr Lyn Swindlehurst is fund raising for two charities in particular.
Borderland Voices and Family Action
For over twenty years Borderland Voices has been supporting those with mental health issues. Through the medium of arts such as painting, drawing, poetry, and prose, people come together, share their experiences, make friends, and are given the support they need in order to develop ways of coping and becoming stronger. Throughout the pandemic volunteers have been reaching out through social media, Zoom meetings, and phone calls, to make sure users don’t become isolated.
Family Action is a national organisation that seeks to transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation.
Locally, they support children and families through the provision of a range of initiatives.
To donate please follow the link to the Charities’ Just Giving Page see https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/leekmayor21?utm_term=7RPRpDGqP