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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Mayor to shed weight to gain pounds for charities

 

The Mayor of Cheshire East has started a weight loss programme – and she’s looking for your support.

Councillor Olivia Hunter is supporting Cheshire Young Carers and The Christie charities over the course of her mayoral year and her first fundraiser will be a weight-loss programme.

Cllr Hunter said: “Deciding on which organisations to support was a very difficult decision. We are blessed in Cheshire East with so many charities doing incredible work and we should be very grateful for the time and effort they put into making a vital contribution to our communities.

Cheshire Young Carers is a children’s charity that provides respite and time out with other children, providing opportunities to make friends and have fun.

“It was when I discovered that children as young as six can become carers for parents or siblings losing their childhood. This can lead to them becoming isolated, both from other children and society in general.

“I don’t want these children to be forgotten and raising money for Cheshire Young Carers is my way of helping the future of these children in Cheshire East.

The Christie is one of only two centres in the country to have the new proton beam therapy treatment. The mayor’s weight-loss programme, along with other events to follow later in the mayoral year, will generate much needed funds to house the life-saving equipment needed to provide vital cancer treatments.

So the Mayor is asking for everyone to support her challenge and sponsor the pounds she loses in the next 14 weeks leading up to her charity ball. The more you offer, the greater the incentive to shun her beloved chips and prosecco.

To book places at the Mayor’s charity ball, which is being held on October 15 at Cranage Hall, near Holmes Chapel, please contact: Nicola.carberry@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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