We’re delighted to announce that Youth Talk have been chosen as the Mayor’s Charity of the year. Cllr Edgar Hill has been sworn in as the 477th Mayor of St Albans and is looking forward to representing the City both by chairing the full Council meetings and attending events.
In recent times, every Mayor has chosen a charity to support for the year – bringing recognition and much needed funds to a range of charities that support the residents of St Albans. Cllr Hill has lived in St Albans for 12 years and has a son and two daughters – so can really see the challenges that young people are facing at the moment.
Why Youth Talk?
Cllr Hill said: “I’m delighted to have been elected Mayor and am looking forward to supporting our voluntary groups, charities, businesses and the community as a whole as we recover from this terrible pandemic…
Young people have suffered more than most during the public health emergency with education and work so badly disrupted.
Their mental wellbeing is a major concern, so I will be raising funds for Youth Talk which does so much to help our young people cope with the pressures that they face”.
What it means to us at Youth Talk
Our Community and Corporate Fundraiser Rachel shares
“We’re absolutely thrilled that Edgar has chosen Youth Talk as his charity of the year. Demand for our service has rocketed during the ongoing pandemic. We are more determined than ever to be there for our local young people. We urgently need our community to support us so that we can reach the growing numbers of young people who need someone to talk too. Being the Mayor’s Charity of the Year is very timely as we need to raise not only awareness of our support in the community but vital funds to support our service.”
Rachel is really looking forward to supporting the Mayor and Mayoress with fundraising events throughout the year although she is a tad nervous that she may need to learn how to play golf!