The Mayor has selected The Northern Ireland Hospice and the Royal Irish Regiments for his charities this year.
The Northern Ireland Hospice has been delivering palliative care to local people across Northern Ireland for over 35 years. Their hospice care services both in the community provide high quality, person-centred, holistic palliative care. They support and care for infants, children and adults who are adjusting to life living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, up to their death and into family bereavement support.
Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund has strong connections with the borough and provides valuable support to those who are vulnerable.
The Mayor represents the public face of Council, and during the mayoral term, the Mayor takes on a non-political role.
As the figurehead of our Borough, the Mayor represents the people of Mid and East Antrim as our First Citizen. This role also involves promoting charities; voluntary organisations; our business community; and education establishments.
On average, the Mayor’s office receives approximately 400 invitations each year. These include opening events, making presentations, attending functions, as well as hosting receptions and events organised by the Council. The Mayor also receives high profile visitors to the towns of Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne. It has become a long standing tradition for the Mayor to raise money for their chosen local charity. This tradition continues with the nomination of Mayor’s Charity of the Year.
- How to apply to be chosen as the Mayor's Charity (pdf 316 KB)