Mayor outlines targets for the year - The Worcester Observer

Mayor outlines targets for the year

Worcester Editorial 15th Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

TACKLING social isolation among city’s older people will be one of the Mayor of Worcester’s main focuses during his term in office.

Coun Alan Amos has announced his three charities set to benefit from fund-raising over the next year – one of which is Come On In, a project which helps the elderly.

Come On In also works with Worcester Community Trust and Age UK (Worcester & District) and the Mayor will host a series of social lunches in areas where there is currently a lack of provision in the city.

Forces Support, which helps families of service personnel who have been killed or injured in conflicts, and Worcester Cathedral Charitable Fund, which gives grants to the poor and needy in the city, are Coun Amos’ other two chosen charities.

Coun Amos said: “I am sure everyone in Worcester will agree that these are three very worthwhile causes.

“I will devote my year in office to working tirelessly to support these three schemes and to raise some of the vital funds that they need.

“I think this trio of causes will help a wide range of people in the Faithful City who are too often overlooked and left behind.”

Dates have also been confirmed for two of the major events of the Mayoral year.

The annual banquet will be dramatically revamped to become the Mayor’s People’s Banquet on October 10, with a broader spread of city residents being invited to the Guildhall.

The Mayor added: “I want to have a true cross-section of city residents attending the Banquet, so I will be inviting many people who have done something above and beyond their normal role, for the good of the people of Worcester.”

It has also been confirmed the Mayor’s postponed civic service will take place at Worcester Cathedral on February 8.

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