Homeless charity Off the Fence, The Martlets Hospice, The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, Age Concern and The Argus Appeal have been chosen by the incoming Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Denise Cobb, as her charities for her mayoral year.
Councillor Denise Cobb, 59, has been a Conservative member of Brighton & Hove City Council since 1999 and represents the Westbourne ward in Hove.
The decision to appoint her as the next Mayor was made by councillors at a meeting at Brighton Town Hall on Thursday, December 13.
Councillor Denise Cobb said:
“I’ve selected more charities than usual because I found it impossible to decide between them. They were all close to my heart in some way, and they benefit people from a range of backgrounds.
“I’ve a lot of first hand experience with these charities, Age Concern delivers a lot of help to my mum, and I know how vital the support the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity provide is, because when my grandchild was born, he wasn’t in good health.
“I want this to be a record breaking year in terms of fundraising and I plan to work hard to make this happen. I’m keen to hear if residents have any ideas on how to help.”
The outgoing Mayor Councillor Bill Randall supported Allsorts, the LGBT Youth Project among his charities during the last year.