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The Mayor's Charity

The Mayor, Cllr David Carter has chosen the The Alzheimer’s Society as his Charity for the year and he will be working to raise money throughout the year for his charity by hosting several charity events. During the next 12 months he will be fundraising to support the work of the charity which focuses on a number of key areas:

  • Research into a cure for dementia
  • Campaigning to raise the public’s awareness of dementia
  • Delivery of support services to help improve the lives of people living with dementia

Below is a list of events that have been hosted by the Mayor this year and some upcoming events to raise money for his chariy:

Big Band Concert

The Mayor is hosting a Big Band Concert that is being put on my Leicester Grammar School to raise money for the Mayor'sCharity - The Alxheimer's Society. The date is 10 April and tickets cost £10.00 each (under 18's are free), if you woudlliek to attend please contact the Mayor's secretary at for further details.

Brocks Hill Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor and Mayoress attended the Brocks Hill Christmas Craft Fair in an official capacity to open the event; they also held a Tombola stall which raised over £150.00 for the Mayor’s Charity. While they were there they took the opportunity to wonder around and meet with the other stall holders, which included hand-made cards, bunting & baby equipment, hand-made soaps, jewellery, candles and Santa’s grotto.

Memory Walk

The Mayor took part in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk in Abbey Park on 30 September and along with his team raised over £3,000.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Mayor’s team had walkers from the Muslim Association, Zeph’s Café, Oadby & Wigston Lions, Councillors and Council Officers, making a team of 21 walking in support of the Mayor’s Charity.

Mayor's Barn Dance

The Mayor’s Barn Dance on 27 October at Parklands Leisure Centre was a great success. With guests from other Councils, local businesses and residents the evening was filled with laughter and fun.

The Band ‘Moggy in the Wood’ played wonderful Ceilidh Music and they managed to get everyone up dancing at some stage of the evening.

A ‘Ploughman’s Supper’ was served halfway through the evening with a raffle taking place and a few words from representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society.

The evening raised over £1,000.00 for the Mayor’s Charity and was a fun way to engage with people and raise money.

Cupcake Day

On the 14 June the Mayor and Mayoress came to meet the staff at Bushloe House and Customer Services. Along with Cllr Rob Eaton they brought a trolley of cupcakes which they sold in aid of the Mayor’s Charity.

They enjoyed their time with staff, having many conversations along the way and meeting new people, it was a great way to introduce the Mayor and his charity to all the staff – we raised £130.00 - a good kick-start to the year.

Bucket Collections

The Mayor and Mayoress, along with other local Councillors carried out bucket collections at our main supermarkets in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston; so far we have raised £255.00. No matter what the weather they will be there to support the Alzheimer’s Society.

Staff Support

The staff at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council also gets involved with fundraising, these activities include Staff Quiz Nights, Dress Down Friday and various raffles throughout the year. So far this year we have raised £520.00 towards the Mayor's charity.

More Information

If you would like more information on how you can help raise money for the Mayor’s Charity or to make a donation, please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Station Road, Wigston, LE18 2DR or via email

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