The Mayor of Bexley chooses Centrepieces as one of his charities

We are very excited and proud to announce that Centrepieces has been selected as one of the Mayor of Bexley’s charities of the year. The new Mayor for 2023/24 is Councillor Ahmet Dourmoush.  We were pleased to welcome the Mayor and the Mayoress, Mrs Elmaz Dourmoush, to our ‘Inner Me’ exhibition at the Erith Exchange in May. 

Following this visit, we were selected as one of the Mayor’s charities of the year. Our chair, Mike Ellsmore, was invited to speak in front of 400 people at the Civic Service at Christchurch, Bexleyheath. Mike spoke about the work of Centrepieces and the way we help to change people’s lives. You can read the text of his speech here.

One of our Trustees, Eileen Pallen, along with key volunteers Karen Larkin and Sue Turner, attended a special dinner for the Mayor on July 11th.

The appointment as the Mayor’s charity will raise much needed funds for us but just as important is the fact that it raises our profile within the borough. We look forward to working with the Mayor throughout his year in office.