The Town Mayor chooses local causes to support with their fundraising efforts over the course of their Mayoral year and will host a variety of fundraising events to raise funds for their chosen charities. All fundraising events are open to all, and all have the dual aims of providing a great community event whilst raising as much money for the good causes as possible.

The Knutsford GROW logo


Knutsford GROW is a charity whose coordinators bring together two groups of people for their mutual benefit. On one hand, they tend the gardens of people living in Knutsford who, by reason of their age, infirmity or disability, are unable to do so themselves or pay for gardening services. On the other, they offer opportunities for volunteers of all abilities to deliver a community service in a supportive environment with access to training.

They are unique in that their workforce is made up of a mixture of the able-bodied, disabled, those with adult learning or mental health difficulties and those attempting to start / return to work following unexpected life events. During the pandemic they were helped by volunteer furloughed workers and those between jobs.

Logo of the UK Men's Sheds Association


Continuing the fundraising efforts of former Town Mayor Mike Houghton, Peter will be fundraising to establish a shed for Knutsford.

For a long time research has shown the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on a person’s health and wellbeing and men typically find it more difficult to build social connections, and unlike women of a similar age, fewer older men have networks of friends and rarely share concerns about health and personal worries. It is not the case for all men, but for some, when retirement comes, it can feel like personal identity and purpose is lost. Men’s Sheds can help change that.

Men’s Sheds are a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. Whilst many men like to spend time in their own garden sheds Men’s Sheds are about social connections and friendship building, and sharing skills and knowledge.