THE MAYOR’S CHARITIES
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.
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.
KNUTSFORD MEN’S SHED
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.