As The First Citizen of the town, each year the Mayor accepts many invitations to attend public and community events across the parish. These invitations come from a wide variety of groups, organisations, businesses and charities to attend meetings, openings, galas and fundraisers, giving the Mayor the unique opportunity to meet and talk to many local residents. This is part of the Mayor’s public role and something that they take great pride in fulfilling.
At the start of the Mayoral term, the Mayor has the privilege to choose a charity to support, both in terms of raising much needed funds as well as raising the charities profile within the community. The charity will have a direct link and benefit to the residents of the parish and are often based within the parish boundaries. As the charities ambassador, The Mayor has the opportunity to make a big impact during their year of office, this is a role and honour that each Mayor takes very seriously.
Councillor Tom Hunter-Watts is delighted to be supporting Inspire All.
Inspire All is an Aylesbury-based social enterprise committed to supporting local residents to overcome any trauma they have faced. This could be as a result of a crime (regardless of whether it has been reported), substance misuse or caused by mental health issues. A long-standing supporter of the Time To Change campaign (www.time-to-change.org.uk) our team continues to work with a diverse range of Aylesbury residents – men and women – across all communities who are facing very real challenges in their daily lives as a result of trauma. We work collaboratively with organisations such as the police to enable residents to move on with their lives. Our team of male and female counsellors work with our clients for as long as is necessary providing free at the point of delivery confidential support.