Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Newbury Mayor Launches Charity Campaign

Newbury Mayor, Councillor Billy Drummond, has launched a year-long fundraising campaign in support of his chosen charity, the One in 100 Fundraising Campaign for Newbury Speakability.

Speakability provides support to those with aphasia from Newbury and surrounding areas to help build confidence, develop new skills, make new friends and practice their speaking. Aphasia is a condition which impairs production or understanding of speech, most commonly due to damage cause by strokes, or injury to the brain.

The Mayor is inviting 100 people to take part, either fundraising, or making a one-off donation, of a minimum of £100 each. If successful, together this will raise at least £10,000 for Newbury Speakability.

Residents of all ages are welcomed. Examples of fundraising could be organising a bake sale, sponsored silence, running a marathon, sponsored head shave, selling crafts – all fundraising ideas are welcome, the only condition is £100 is raised for Newbury Speakability.

The charity is very close to the Mayor heart. Cllr Billy Drummond said, “Speakability helped me both times in recovering from aphasia due to having two strokes, one in 2005 and the second in 2017. I want to use my year in office to highlight the charity and the support they provide to local people, raising as much money as possible for them this year.”

To register your interest, or for more information about the One in 100 Campaign, please contact the Mayor’s Office, [email protected] , or Elisa Adams, Civic Manager [email protected] (or call 07538 334106). In return, you will receive a unique participant number and full instructions on how to fundraise or donate.