Why I chose St Richard’s Hospice

Hello and welcome to my first blog post as Chairman of Wychavon District Council.

Being elected Chairman  is something special and a great honour for two reasons. When I worked here I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would wear this chain, and secondly I believe John (my husband) and I are the first husband and wife team to hold this office, John having being Chairman in 2002/2003.

Me receiving the chain from former Chairman Val Wood

Me receiving the chain from former Chairman Val Wood

My theme for my year is ‘working within the community’, and I am more than happy to promote any section of our community – be it the businesses, voluntary groups, the young and the elderly – who do so much to make Wychavon a district to be proud of.

My chosen charity for the year is St Richard’s Hospice.

I have always had great admiration for the work undertaken by the staff at St Richard’s having visited on several occasions, both in an official capacity or visiting friends as patients.

Choosing a charity is not easy as I am aware of many charitable organisations who warrant support, but it is more difficult these days to raise money so I have taken the decision to choose one charity which encompasses the whole of Wychavon and which provides a very emotive but valuable service to the community.

I hope to get out and see as much of the district as possible during my time wearing the chain so if there is an event you would like me to support, then please get in touch with the Support Services team on  01386 565201 or email karen.maslen@wychavon.gov.uk.

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