It is with great pride we can announce that Cheltenham Animal Shelter has been chosen, alongside Pied Piper Appeal, to be the Mayor of Cheltenham’s charities for 2018-19.
Mayor Bernard Fisher was inaugurated on 16th May at Pittville Pump Rooms, where the outgoing Mayor Klara Sudbury passed on the chains of office in an official ceremony. Mayor Sudbury has raised thousands during her tenure for the Focus Fund at Cheltenham Hospital and the Hollie Gazzard Trust, it is hoped that Mayor Fisher can enjoy similar success in the coming twelve months.
One of his first official appointments is the grand opening of the our own Young Animal Centre, the culmination of an 18 month project to create the perfect environment for birthing and raising puppies and kittens right here at the Shelter. This is swiftly followed by the officially launching of the Mayor’s Charity and then the serious work of fundraising begins…
Over the course of the year Mayor Fisher will be hosting and supporting a huge array of events; the Mayor attends hundreds of functions over their year in the position so fitting in all the fundraising must be exhausting! This coming year we have lots to look forward to including race days, Town Hall concerts, a golf day at Brickhampton and much more, before the final total is announced next May at the welcoming of the new Mayor for 2019.
“I am looking forward to a very busy year as the role of mayor carries great responsibility and expectation as I will be representing our town at every opportunity” said Mr Fisher. “ A major part of my mayoral year is fundraising for charity. This year I am delighted to support two local charities, the Cheltenham Animal Shelter and the Pied Piper Appeal and I am looking forward to promoting these worthwhile charities and raising much needed funds for both.”
Our own fundraiser, James Clay, added “Working with the Mayor and Pied Piper is an incredible opportunity for us. The chance to reach a new audience with our message of “adopt don’t shop” while raising money and building new relationships is something we’re really looking forward to. The events calendar is looking great and we can’t wait to see lots of supporters old and new enjoy supporting the charities over the coming year”.
More information about events will become available on the Shelter’s website and social media so keep an eye open for exciting invitations soon!