Mayor to give up ‘chips and prosecco’ in the name of charity

Councillor Olivia Hunter
Councillor Olivia Hunter

The Mayor of Cheshire East is giving up chips and prosecco to raise cash for two charities.

Councillor Olivia Hunter is supporting Cheshire Young Carers and The Christie charities over the course of her mayoral year and her first fundraiser will be a weightloss programme.

Cllr Hunter, who represents the High Legh ward, said: “Deciding on which organisations to support was a very difficult decision.

“We are blessed in Cheshire East with so many charities doing incredible work and we should be very grateful for the time and effort they put into making a vital contribution to our communities.

Cheshire Young Carers is a children’s charity that provides respite and time out with other children, providing opportunities to make friends and have fun.

“It was when I discovered that children as young as six can become carers for parents or siblings losing their childhood.

“This can lead to them becoming isolated, both from other children and society in general.

“I don’t want these children to be forgotten and raising money for Cheshire Young Carers is my way of helping the future of these children in Cheshire East.

The Christie is one of only two centres in the country to have the new proton beam therapy treatment.

The mayor’s weightloss programme, along with other events to follow later in the mayoral year, will generate much needed funds to house the life-saving equipment needed to provide vital cancer treatments.