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: humayun.kabir@croydon.gov.uk 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

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: https://www.justgiving.com/mayorofcroydon

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

West End Gala at the Fairfield Halls

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 – 03rd 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

Charity Golf Day with The Mayor of Croydon

In aid of The Mayor’s Charities the Mayor of Croydon is holding a Charity Golf Day and dinner.

It is £60 per person or £220 for 4 golfers which includes breakfast, golf, a 3 course dinner and entertainment.

Alternatively if you would like to attend for the Dinner only it is £27.50 per person or £200 for a table of 8 starting at 6.30pm for 7.00pm sit down.

Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019

Tee Off: 11.58am

Venue: Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

To Purchase Tickets: complete the Charity Golf Day Flyer and return to The Mayor’s Office, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1XW
This year the Mayor is fundraising for 5 local charities.

Mind in Croydon, which promotes good mental health and seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.
Croydon Vision helps those who are blind or visually impaired and their families, encouraging greater independence, confidence and development.
Apasen International (Croydon branch) is a social care provider offering personalised support to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Ashdon Jazz Academy provides support to vulnerable young women and girls who may be suffering from self-esteem issues, feelings of isolation, peer pressure, relational bullying, family breakdowns, stress and anxiety.
Croydon Refugee Day Centre is a safe, friendly meeting place offering practical advice and support to all asylum seekers and refugees.

Lunch with The Mayor of Croydon

Asian Resource of Croydon is delighted to host a 3 course Charity Lunch with The Mayor of Croydon Cllr. Humayun Kabir to raise funds for The Mayor’s Charities.

You are cordially invited to attend and support much needed services in Croydon.  Book your tickets via eventbrite or call 020 8684 3784 or email info@arccltd.com.

Date: Thursday 25th July 2019

Time: 1pm-4pm

Venue: Croydon Town Hall, Katherine Street, CR0 1NX

This year the Mayor is fundraising for 5 local charities.

  • Mind in Croydon, which promotes good mental health and seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.
  • Croydon Vision helps those who are blind or visually impaired and their families, encouraging greater independence, confidence and development.
  • Apasen International (Croydon branch) is a social care provider offering personalised support to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
  • Ashdon Jazz Academy provides support to vulnerable young women and girls who may be suffering from self-esteem issues, feelings of isolation, peer pressure, relational bullying, family breakdowns, stress and anxiety.
  • Croydon Refugee Day Centre is a safe, friendly meeting place offering practical advice and support to all asylum seekers and refugees.

Mayor of Croydon visits The Hub

We were very happy to welcome the Mayor of Croydon, Cllr. Toni Letts OBE to the Hub this Wednesday (17th January). Madam Mayor spent hours at the Hub, talking with members about their lives and how the Hub has been transformative in improving their health and well-being. She also got involved with the art group and sat in on a Minding Money session. Minding Money is a project funded by Comic Relief to help people to improve their financial literacy.

The Mayor stated:

“As always I am amazed at just how much work Mind in Croydon achieves for its members and I know that it is often seen by the membership as a life-line, where they can meet friends, share concerns with staff, have a meal, take part in activities and generally feel a sense of belonging.

Please pass my congratulations to all of your team. You all do an amazing job and clearly you are all respected and indeed loved by the membership”​

With some of the Hub members

Minding Money Workshop

The Hub is celebrated at the 2017 Mayor of Croydon Civic Awards

Mind in Croydon’s project, the Hub, was shortlisted for a Mayor of Croydon Civic Award. Last Tuesday (17th October) staff and members attended the ceremony to celebrate the exceptional people who make Croydon a brilliant place for people to live, grow, work and visit. More than 200 nominations were made across ten categories and after careful consideration 25 nominees were shortlisted for the community awards. Although we were pipped at the post for the award, everyone had a brilliant time and it was a great accolade to have our work recognised in this way.

Councillor Toni Letts, Mayor of Croydon, said: “Croydon is full of unsung heroes, people who selflessly give their time and put others first to the benefit of their neighbours and the wider community. This is evidenced by the incredible number of nominations we received across the categories. I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and thank everyone who submitted a nomination and for those who weren’t shortlisted on this occasion, thank you for what you do for our town and its residents.”