A FORMER Mayor of Evesham has been welcomed as the newest community fund-raiser for St Richard’s Hospice.
Charlie Homer has a wealth of fund-raising experience, having previously worked for Goodwill and Growth, a charity based in Warwickshire that supports children and communities affected by HIV – AIDS, poverty and violence in Africa.
He also has strong links with the local community, is a Trustee for Ourside Youth Association in Evesham, and is an active supporter of many other local charitable organisations.
His new role will further extend St Richard’s Hospice’s networks within the community, particularly within the Evesham area, and he will work to encourage supporters to join the hospice’s regular giving scheme.
Regular donations are an important source of funding for the charity and help the hospice to plan for the future with confidence.
Charlie, who lives in Evesham, is also active in local politics, currently serving as a District Councillor for Harvington and Norton on Wychavon District Council and Evesham Town Councillor.
When elected to Wychavon District Council in 2011 he was the youngest councillor ever elected. He was also the second youngest ever Mayor of Evesham, holding this post from May 2014 until May 2015.
“I’m delighted to join such a well-known and well-loved local charity,” he said.
“I am looking forward to raising awareness within the local community of the important work done by the hospice’s care teams and to encourage local people and businesses to support the hospice so that it can continue to provide compassionate care to patients and their loved ones.”
Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more information on the charity.