Another important role of the Mayor, a one the Mayor is always very passionate about, is to support a few local charities and good causes.
Each Year the Mayor promotes their chosen charities and good causes and raises funds for them by hosting charity events throughout their year in office.
The Mayor for 2022-23, Councillor Alison Smith is supporting Downhill Community Pond and Garden, Friends of Bunnyhill and Hope 4 All, all of which are working towards making their local community a better place to live.
Mayor's Charity Afternoon Tea - Thursday 18 August - 3:30pm - 6:30pm at Pembroke Court, Hylton Lane, Downhill, Sunderland, SR5 4DF. Tickets cost £5pp and can be purchased by telephoning Avril on 0191 519 2062 or email: email@example.com
Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day - Friday 2 September 2022 - 9:50am-11am, Mayor's Parlour, City Hall, Sunderland SR2 3AA. To confirm your attendance please email Mayor@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone 07766 367 426 for more information.
Mayor's Charity Beams, Steam & Automobiles event - Friday 9 September 2022 - 6pm-9pm, Ryhope Engines Museum, Waterworks Road Ryhope SR2 0ND. Contact Mayor@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone 07766 367 426 for more information.
Mayor's Charity Race Evening - Saturday 15 October 2022 - 7pm-11pm, Rehouse Community Centre, Rutherglen Road, Sunderland SR5 5LJ. Contact Mayor@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone 07766 367 426 for more information.
Mayor's Civic Carol Service - Sunday 11 December 2022 - 6pm-8pm, Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland. Contact Mayor@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone 07766 367 426 for more information.
Other dates to follow asap
To make a donation to the Mayor's Charities and Good Causes:
By debit or credit card via Sunderland City Council website, or via cheque made payable to the 'Sunderland City Council' and posted to the Mayor's Office, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland, SR1 3AA.
The funds will be distributed between the chosen charities at the end of the Mayor's term in office.
Last year's Mayor Cllr Henry Trueman raised £12,202.00 for The Special Lioness and Hug in a Bag. To have raised this much money in the short amount of time Cllr Trueman had due to Covid-19 restrictions limiting the number of events he was able to host is phenomenal. Well done Cllr Trueman.