Each Mayor chooses local causes to support with their fundraising efforts over the course of their Mayoral year. The Mayor will host a variety of fundraising events and participate in activities in support of the charities. The Mayor also receives donations and matched funding for the charities. This year Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford has decided to do thing’s a little differently and has decided to distribute the funds he raises in the following way:
- To form a starter fund for a youth skate park, while establishing a youth council, so that the kids themselves can design, fund and look after the park.
- Local charitable community sports groups, of which there are many across the town, specifically focusing on those supporting youngsters. I plan to visit various sports groups throughout my Mayor’s Term and find out more about their youth activities and initiatives.
- I will be seeking suggestions from the community sports groups of projects that they may like the Mayor’s fundraising to support. If you are running a local community group with a focus on youth sports who hasn’t yet been in contact please get in touch.
Watch this space for more details of groups we will be supporting.