Mayor of Croydon Gala Dinner Change

Mind in Croydon is delighted to be one of the Mayor’s chosen charities that he is supporting in 2019/20.

Unfortunately due to COVID19 the Mayor will be unable to have his Gala Dinner.

As a result the Mayor has decided to do one last fundraiser for his chosen charities in conjunction with 4 local restaurants (Chat House; Urban Guj; Bagatti’s; and Zafran) with an opportunity for you to have a conversation with him as a final farewell.

The idea is that there will be a set menu which you can choose from (see Menu’s below) and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities. Once you have placed an order you can request a code from the restaurant which will enable you to join the Mayor for a conversation on Sunday 5th July 2020 via Zoom for 30 minutes. Slots are from 6.30pm – 8.30pm depending on the restaurant code.

How it will work:

  • Place an order at your preferred restaurant mentioning ‘The Mayor’s Charity Gala Diner’ and request a code
  • Receive delicious food
  • Email: with your code for a link to join him for a conversation

Zoom Timings:

Chat House: 6.30 – 7pm
Urban Guj: 7 – 7.30pm
Bagatti’s: 7.30 – 8pm
Zafran: 8 – 8.30pm
You can try a menu from these 4 restaurants multiple times. Food can be ordered anytime from now till Sunday 5th July 2020.

Mr Mayor hopes you will help him fundraise one last time and join him for a final farewell as Mayor.


Chat House Menu

Urban Guj Menu

Bagatti’s Menu

Zafran Menu

Scene in Croydon Hearts

Croydon Heart in Frame

We love these hearts from @sceneincroydon who are kindly donating proceeds from the sales of their Croydon Heart print to us.

They wanted to help by creating something special that can be cherished and act as a reminder of when our community came together to support each other ❤️

The hearts are available to purchase in a variety of sizes at

You Can Still Help By Raising Funds For Us

If you’re looking for something to do whilst you’re isolating at these difficult times, perhaps you might want to organise a fundraising event for Mind in Croydon using social media, video links etc etc.

Despite the COVID 19 restrictions we are still supporting many, many vulnerable people, either by telephone, text or social media. We are also making sure that some of our most vulnerable clients are receiving their medication and we are shopping for food and other essential supplies for people too.

COVID 19 restrictions mean that we will probably lose at least £15,000 a month of funding due to our charity shops being closed, rental income being reduced and donations being down.

Any help you can give would be very gratefully received.

You can make your donations via any of the means shown on our website here.

National Mind has listed a few suggestions for ideas you could use here just be sure to direct funds to Mind in Croydon if it is us you wish to fundraise for.

You can also raise money for us while shopping online if you visit retailers through Easy Fundraising. Simply visit this link, support our cause, create an account and visit your retailers through the website each time you want to shop online.  We will then receive donations from the retailers for free.

Thank you

Spar with a Star

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Mind in Croydon as one of the Mayor of Croydon’s chosen charities to support this year. Last Saturday 14th March hosted a ‘Spar with a Star’ event. This was a positive event to promote the invaluable work of all the Mayors chosen charities.  People as young as 12, were able to have a go sparing with Duke. We are grateful to @Duke MacKenzie MBE and his gym to enable this opportunity.

If you would like to still make a donation to the Mayor’s Charities you can still (click here) as well as directly to Mind in Croydon via JustGiving (click here).

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Spar with a Star

Spar with a Star

Come and train with the 3 time world champion boxer, Duke McKenzie MBE at his new gym in South Croydon and raise money for the Mayor of Croydon’s Charity.

14th March 2020 from 11am until 1pm
Duke box gym, 287 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EQ

How does it work?

  • Make your donation to the Mayor’s Charity at the event (cash, cheque or via JustGiving – minimum donation £10)
  • Meet Duke McKenzie MBE
  • Complete a warm-up exercise
  • Do a 3 minute round in the ring with the World Champion

Donate at:

Choir Concert

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On Wednesday 18th December the Songsations are holding “A Songsational Seasonal Surprise”.

Join them for a Christmas sing-a-long and a mince pie and help raise money for Cruse Croydon and Mind in Croydon.

This will be held at St John The Divine Church Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, CR2 8DD and starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8/£5 concession (cash only) and under 16’s go free with a paying adult.

Visit for more info.

There is still time to book tickets for the West End Gala!

The Mayor of Croydon Councillor Humayun Kabir invites you to join him for a spectacular West End Gala at the Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG.

Sunday – 3rd November 6:30 PM

Book tickets here

Performers for the concert already confirmed include Peter Polycarpou (Oklahoma, EVITA, Les Miserables, Eastenders, Birds of a Feather plus many more) and Amy Lennox (currently in Holby City and has starred in Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde and more).

All profits from the West End gala will be going to charity. 75% to the Mayor of Croydon’s Charity fund and 25% to the Boury Academy.

The Mayor has chosen 5 local charities to support, to find out more about these click here

The Boury Academy is a stage school for disadvantaged young people in Lambeth.

Mr Mayor looks forward to seeing you there!

West End Gala

World Mental Health Day 2019 Event and Comedy Night!

For World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October 2019, there will be two events at the newly opened Fairfield Halls in Croydon.  Our charity partner, Pension Protection Fund, have kindly done all the organising for both events for which we are extremely grateful. We would also like to thank Croydon Council for their support of this event

Join us to Explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

During the day from 12pm until 5pm there will be a huge range of community activities, information stalls, pop-up shop, performances and guests appearances including The Mayor of Croydon.

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Comedy Night

In the evening, there is an 18+ evening of variety comedy to raise funds and awareness for Mind in Croydon.

You can purchase tickets for the price of £10 per ticket HERE 

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