Another important role of the Mayor, a one the Mayor is always very passionate about, is to support a few local good causes.
Each year the Mayor promotes his chosen charities and good causes and raises funds for them by hosting charity events throughout his year in office.
During the Mayors first year in office he chose to support Washington MIND and Veterans in Crisis. As the Mayor has agreed to a further term of office due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, he will continue to support these charities during his tenure.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and adhering to current Government and Public Health guidelines external Mayoral events are currently restricted to virtual events only.
Upcoming Civic Virtual Celebrations :
Commonwealth Day - Monday 8 March 2021
Armed Forces Day - Friday 25 June 2021
All of the above events can be viewed on Sunderland City Council's Facebook and YouTube pages.
To make a donation to the Mayor's Charities and Good Causes:
or via cheque made payable to the 'Sunderland City Council' and posted to the Mayor's Office, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN.
The funds will be distributed between the chosen charities and good causes.
Last year's Mayor Cllr Lynda Scanlan raised over £32,000.00 for Hope Spring, Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind and NSPCC Childline.