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Sunderland Carers' Centre awarded £7,000 as Mayor's Charity

On Tuesday 9th July, after a busy year of fundraising for his nominated charities, former Mayor, Councillor Iain Kay and Mayoress, Councillor Barbara McClennan, presented a cheque for £7,000 to Sunderland Carers’ Centre.

Sunderland Carers’ Centre was one of Councillor Kay’s Mayoral Charities last year, along with St. Benedicts Hospice.

The money was raised via a range of fundraising activities including charity nights, concert and Charity Ball.

Councillor Kay said “It was really exciting to be Mayor of the city in Jubilee and Olympic year. Choosing the Carers’ Centre as one of my charities was a real no-brainer as carers do an amazing job for family, friends and the wider community. The money is going to a very good cause.”

Graham Burt, Chief Executive Officer of Sunderland Carers’ Centre said “It was fantastic that Councillor Kay chose Sunderland Carers’ Centre to be one of his nominated charities. We will ensure that the money will be spent to benefit all carers in Sunderland. The Carers’ Centre has been in its Thompson Park premises for a year and is going from strength to strength. It is wonderful that carers and the work of the Carers’ Centre have received this recognition.”

Pictured above are former Mayor and Mayoress of Sunderland, Councillors Iain Kay and Barbara McClennan with members of the Board and staff from Sunderland Carers' Centre.

They were presented with flowers and an etching of Sunderland Harbour to thank them for all the support they have given to carers and the Carers' Centre.