Mayoral charities in the Black Country have been given a boost with donations from the Richardson Brothers Foundation.
The family business welcomed the Mayors of Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton into their Oldbury offices recently, with Dr Roy Richardson, the Life-President of the business, presenting each Mayoral charity with a cheque, as well as a large cuddly toy for them to auction, on behalf of the Richardson Brothers Foundation.
The Foundation, established in 2006, aims to support a wide range of local and regional charities and individuals. This year the Black Country Mayors are supporting a number of good causes, including children and families with severe and complex needs, people living with dementia and families with Downs Syndrome.
A spokesperson for the Richardson Brothers Foundation, said:
We were delighted to welcome our local Mayors into our offices and to spend some time with them. We were able to learn more about their charities and the great work they are doing to support them.
During their civic years they will be raising funds to support some really worthwhile causes in the Black Country, making a real difference to the lives of individuals, families and animals in the borough.”
This year’s Mayoral charities:
Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Andrea Goddard
Community First Responders
Mary Stevens Hospice
Ups and Downs
Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Bill Gavan
BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell)
Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Michael Hardacre
The Haven - domestic abuse charity
Give Us A Break
Wings & Paws Animal Rescue