Councillor Kate Rolfe
The three specific charities I have chosen as the Mayor’s Charities 2019/2020 are Citizens Advice South Warwickshire - until recently known as CAB, VASA and The Link Project.
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and impartial advice to around 1,000 residents in our town. Advice is given on all sorts of problems including financial issues and benefit payments, with housing and employment being the most common. Citizens Advice is there to give anyone and everyone the help they need, exactly when they need it.
My third charity is The Link Project for the homeless. It is hard to believe that in this beautiful, affluent town there are people sleeping rough; people who are homeless mostly not out of choice but because of circumstance. Funds raised for the Link Project will make a very positive contribution to their important work.