North Lincolnshire Mayor goes digital in £10,000 fundraising drive for local cancer charities

Council News
11:38, Friday, 14th July 2023

Residents across North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to join the Mayor in raising life-changing funding for two local cancer support charities.

To make it easier than ever to show their support, The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Janet Longcake, has launched an online fundraising account for people to donate to her chosen charities – Macmillan Cancer Support Scunthorpe and Hope House BFS.

As well as making it easy to donate, the user-friendly platform also enables the two charities to benefit from an extra 25p for every £1 donated, through Gift Aid.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire said: “It is a privilege to serve as Mayor of our wonderful area and support two organisations close to my heart that provide such vital help to residents across the community.

“Cancer touches so many lives – so to be able to support Macmillan and Hope House, which provide support to people at a time when they need it the most, is so important.

“I have set an ambitious target of raising £10,000, so if you are able to help, please do visit my GiveWheel page and make a contribution. Together, we can make a life-changing difference.

“On behalf of the charities and myself, thank you so much for your support.”

All monies raised will be divided equally between the two charities at the end of the mayoral year in May 2024.

As well as launching the new online platform, The Mayor, who succeeded Cllr John Briggs to the role in May, is already planning a series of special events, including charity balls, concerts, and, for the first time ever, a talent show.

Visit The Mayor’s GiveWheel page here.

If you would like more information or to request the Mayor’s support at a fundraising event, please email: mayoral.services@northlincs.gov.uk.