Mayor’s charities a journey through life
Appeal launched to raise funds for good causes
TJG1ST MAYOR of Hillingdon John Hensley has launched his charity appeal by announcing which good causes he will be supporting.
He was joined by council leader Cllr Ray Puddifoot and a number of councillors and representatives from local businesses and organisations at the Hyatt Place Heathrow Hotel on June 28.
Residents from Beverley Road, in Ruislip Manor, presented the mayor with a cheque for £800, which they raised during their Queen’s 90th birthday celebration street party. This, together with the proceeds of a raffle and matched funding from Barclays, brought total donations for the evening to £1,880.
The Mayor of Hillingdon’s charity appeal will celebrate the theme of a ‘journey through life’ and the mayor’s chosen four charities illustrate this, spanning from early years, Pield Heath House School, to the end of life, with Harlington Hospice.
He is also supporting the Paul Strickland Scanner Appeal and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.
The mayor has said that he hopes to encourage community cohesion and wants to meet many groups, clubs, organisations and individuals who work to improve the life and wellbeing of others during his time in office.
He said: “It was an excellent opportunity to get my charity appeal off to a great start, with donations from the kind residents of Beverley Road and support from Barclays. I’d also like to thank Hyatt Place Hotel for generously hosting the event.
“I hope others will join me in getting behind these great charities, by donating to support their important work, helping the residents of Hillingdon in their journey through life.”
To donate to the mayor’s charitie,s go to: w w w. j u s t g i v i n g . c o m / mayorofhillingdon or send a cheque payable to ‘Mayor of Hillingdon’s Charitable Trust’ to the Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW.
The mayor’s with the theme through life’ follows:
Pield Heath House School. To purchase a sound system and greenhouse.
Paul Strickland Scanner Appeal. To purchase specialised equipment to assist disabled patients to access charities ‘journey are as and use an MRI Scanner.
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. To purchase specialist nonmagnetic anaesthetic equipment that would enable a patient to undergo an MRI scan while being anaesthetised, while receiving treatment for either a heart attack or undergoing a heart or lung transplant.
Harlington Hospice. To purchase a variety of equipment to help patient comfort and treatment.
Photos from Paul Rose Photography n Above left, the mayor with Harlington Hospice’s Emma Waggott; above right, the mayor with Julie Rose, Eryl D’Souza and Rosemary Clerkin from Pield Heath House; left, Mayor John Hensley with Gill Johns, Ashley Westpfel, Sophia O’Brien and Joe Dunster from Royal Brompton; below, Iain Cortis, a reident from Beverley Road; bottom, Siana May, Lucy Lofting and Cathy Williams from Paul Strickland