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 Mark Willis is delighted to be supporting Carers Bucks.
Carers Bucks is an independent charity established in 2004 to support the wellbeing of unpaid, family carers in Buckinghamshire. They support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a physical or learning disability, older carers, carers from the black and minority ethnic community and those looking after someone with a mental health condition, including depression.
To find out more, visit them at www.carersbucks.org