Mayor leaps into ac­tion

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY JODI MABLIN

COUNCILLORLOUISEHyam­sishead­ing for a fall when she be­comes Lord Mayor of West­min­ster next month.

In sup­port of her may­oral char­ity, For De­men­tia, the 56-year-old grand­mother is plan­ning a spon­sored para­chute jump.

“The char­ity pro­motes Ad­mi­ral nurses, who are spe­cial­ists in de­men­tia care, and helps to sup­port fam­i­lies and car­ers,” Coun­cil­lor Hyams told the JC. “My mother has de­men­tia so I know first-hand how dif­fi­cult it can be.”

A Tory West­min­ster coun­cil­lor since 1998, she sees the may­oral po­si­tion as a “365-day-a-year job”. She is a mem- ber of West Lon­don Syn­a­gogue, whose se­nior rabbi Mark Winer will be her chap­lain. “My Ju­daism is im­por­tant to me,” she said. “I am proud to be a part of the tra­di­tion of Jewish peo­ple get­ting in­volved in the com­mu­nity and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.” Coun­cil­lor Hyams has served on a num­ber of West­min­ster com­mit­tees and on the West­min­ster Adop­tion Panel, which she de­scribed as her “most ful­fill­ing role”.

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