Mayor launches Christmas charities appeal

Mayor launches Christmas charities appeal

An annual Christmas fund appeal has been launched by Weymouth and Portland Mayor, Cllr Christine James and the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club.

Cllr James is appealing to the community to support those in need this Christmas and help raise some festive joy across the borough.

The appeal, which is managed by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club on behalf of the Mayor, aims to raise as much as possible to improve the lives of those in need within the community.

Last year the appeal managed to give out £2,436  helping organisations such as:

•        Lantern
•        Salvation Army Christmas food parcels
•        Weymouth Food Bank
•        Dorset ADHD support group
•        Soul Food
•        Portland Food Bank
•        Island Community Action
•        Weymouth’s Citizens Advice (children’s toys for the waiting room)
•        Dorset Blind

Weymouth and Portland Mayor, Cllr Christine James, said: “I am pleased to launch our annual Christmas fund appeal and make a difference to those most in need during this festive time of year.

“The residents of Weymouth and Portland have consistently shown a strong sense of community spirit and I am extremely grateful to the many people who donate and help raise money for so many worthy causes.

“Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will once again manage the fund and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their amazing support.”

Les Board, President of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, said: “I would like to thank everyone who makes a donation. It is only with their kind assistance that we are able to make life a bit easier for those in our community in greatest need.”

Donations of any amount are gratefully received and can be sent to Mayor’s Christmas Fund Appeal, Council Offices, North Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8TA.

Any organisations, groups or individuals that could benefit from the fund support this year can contact the above address.