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Carlisle Mayor chooses Jigsaw as one of charities to support

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Mike Mitchelson has announced his chosen charities for 2022/2023.

The main beneficiaries for the Mayor’s Charity Fund during his Mayoral term will be Carlisle Key, CFM’s Cash for Kids and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Mike Mitchelson said:

“I wanted to choose charities that help and provide care for children and young people in Carlisle. All three of my chosen beneficiaries are well respected and have proven to provide excellent support to those that need it most.

“During my Mayoral year I’ll be taking part in a variety of charity fundraising events and urge local businesses and residents to provide their support. Every penny counts towards helping these amazing charities.”

The Mayor’s news has been welcomed by the local charities and coincides with his visit to Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice on Tuesday 28 June.

Suzanne Garbarino, Clinical Lead at Jigsaw said:

"On behalf of everyone at Jigsaw I'd like to say a huge thank you to the Mayor for choosing us as one of his charities of the year. The funds raised throughout this year will make a huge difference and help us continue to offer dedicated care and support to children from across Cumbria who have life-limiting illnesses as well as supporting their families."

Sara Oldham, Charity Executive - CFM Cash for Kids added:

“To be part of The Mayor’s Fund is a complete honour and a true privilege.

“Each year CFM Cash for Kids reaches into the darkest corners and turns on the lights. With your help we can light up the lives of even more disadvantaged children in our area. Your effort can turn tears into laughter, your generosity can rescue dignity from despair and your support can break down barriers to create a brighter future for all young people.

“Thank you so much in advance to the new Mayor of Carlisle for his support and generosity. Your donation will stay right here in our region.”

Deborah Earl, Carlisle Key Chief Executive said:

“We are delighted and very appreciative that the Mayor has chosen Carlisle Key as one of his charities to support this year. Carlisle Key is an independent charity that works with young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

“We provide assistance and support to alleviate the hardship and severe distress caused by homelessness, housing, financial and any other related difficulties.”