The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Michael Situ, has selected St Giles Trust as one of the Mayor’s charities for the year, following his appointment in the role.
The Mayor represents the borough as First Citizen at civic, ceremonial and social engagements throughout the year. As part of the role, charities are picked for support by the incoming Mayor and this year the chosen charities are the Salem Academy, London Community Kitchen and St Giles Trust. Each Spring, the Mayor hosts a charity ball as a fundraising event for the supported charities.
Cllr Michael Situ, Southwark Mayor said:
“I am very pleased to announce St Giles Trust as one of our chosen charities for the year ahead. The Mayor’s theme for the year is Building for the Future: Empowering Young People, where our focus is on making sure young people in the borough have the right opportunities, to create the future they deserve.
“St Giles Trust’s work aligns well with this aim, delivering a range of youth-focused services, using past experience to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and change the lives of others. The impact of their peer-led interventions brings benefits to communities across Southwark and I’m looking forward to highlighting the charity’s work, in the coming months”.
Tracey Burley, St Giles Trust Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to be one of the Mayor’s chosen charities and thrilled to be working together to develop our services in the borough and support more people to turn their lives around. St Giles Trust was first formed in Southwark in 1962 as The Camberwell Samaritans and over the decades we have helped local people who often have nowhere else to turn to. With the Mayor’s support, we look forward to bringing the Southwark community together over the coming year so we can help create and inspire positive changes, with the aim of leaving no-one behind, as we tackle the continuing challenges of the cost-of-living crisis.”