I’m taking over as Mayor during one of the greatest crises to have faced this country in a century, and we are going to be more reliant than ever on our charity sector. I have therefore chosen three charities which are going to be so important in helping us during Croydon’s fightback. All three charities are also causes very close to my heart. All money raised during my year as Mayor will be divided equally between them.
Home-Start Croydon is a voluntary organisation committed to supporting local families, in their own homes, who are experiencing difficulties or suffering stress and who have at least one child under the age of five years.
St Christopher’s Hospice exists to promote and provide skilled and compassionate palliative care of the highest quality.
The MND Association supports anyone living with, or affected by, motor neurone disease or Kennedy’s disease in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.