The Mayor of Colchester is Councillor Tim Young and the Mayoress is Ms Nicola Goodchild. They have chosen to champion five charities during their year (May 2022 - 23) and we are delighted to have been chosen! Their Mayoral theme is

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY - CHALLENGING PREJUDICE

"When we were considering what our theme would be, long before the pandemic arrived, our first thoughts were that we wanted to use our year as Mayor and Mayoress to celebrate the work of some of the smaller local charities that support those from marginalised groups. There are so many brilliant charities doing great work in Colchester, but we were unanimous in being drawn to choose the ones we did. As we drew up our list, the evident diversity amongst those charities led us to focus on that aspect. We realised too that many of the people who are helped by our chosen charities will face prejudice in their daily lives".

The charities being supported are:

African Families in the UK 

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Korban Project

The Outhouse

and us!!

Visit here to watch the short video showcasing what we all do on the Mayor and Mayoress's website.