Mayor’s Ball raises £24,000 for Merton charities


London Borough of Merton
27 March 2012
Mayor of Merton, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender, recently raised in the region of £24,000 at the Mayor’s Ball for charity.

The event had an Irish theme, as it was held on St Patrick’s Day at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

The Mayor said: “This is an amazing sum of money to have raised, thanks to the superb hard work of the ball committee and generosity of our local businesses. I was also ably supported by my Mayoral team.

“I always like meeting our many groups and organisations from the borough who give us such great support. My charities have many hard working volunteers and trustees – I already know lots of them and it’s great to know their hard work helps our residents so empathetically.

“We were also very pleased to be joined by our guest MC, the radio presenter Mr David Jensen, and Mr Stephen Hammond MP, who was our auctioneer. Their support helped create a very enjoyable evening for everybody.”

The Mayor is also planning to raise more money for her nominated charities by hosting a golf day on 26 April and a medieval banquet on 4 May.

Notes to editors:
For more information on the charities supported by the Mayor, or how to get involved, please visit: or call: 020 8545 3517.

Parkinson’s UK is the main charity of choice for the Mayor, who also supports the charities Merton Music Foundation, Merton Concert Band, Merton and Morden Guild, Merton Vision, Merton Priory Trust, Deen City Farm, Crossroads and Age Concern.

Press Contact:
Nina Romain, Communications Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654