I have had the privilege of being the Chairman of Watford Borough Council for the past year. It has been an unprecedented year which nobody has expected.
The Chairman of Watford Borough Council is the first citizen of Watford. They have a number of duties and functions as an honoured representative of the community whose role is to promote our town.
An important aspect of the role of Chairman is fundraising money for their chosen charities.
My chosen charities are the ‘Watford Women’s Centre’, providing life-changing services for women and ‘Electric Umbrella’, a collaboration of professional musicians and people with learning disabilities; writing, experiencing and performing music together. Since COVID hit they've been running online interactive sessions for the learning disabled community. For many families experiencing exceptional pressure they have proved an absolute life-line. Using music they've continued to fight social isolation for adults with learning disabilities and improve the health and wellbeing of our community through these extraordinary times.
Sadly, due to the pandemic of COVID-19, all my engagements and charity events regrettably have had to be cancelled.
My theme for the year as Chairman is to enrich and empower self-confidence. During this challenging year, our community once again showed how enriched and empowered we are and how we come together to help with the needs of one another.
As my last action, I would like to invite you all to take part in my final charity event Watford Moves Together Challenge.
Entry is £5, free to those under 18 who wish to take part. Please sign up and start walking or running your chosen distance of 10km, 25km, 50km and 100km over the 31 days in March and join me in fundraising for our two local, lovely charities.
Let us make Watford stand out again. Together.
To sign up to my challenge please follow this link: http://bit.ly/3dO2nDv - then click on the Donate to Chairman’s charities link.