Clutha District Council Mayor Bryan Cadogan has established a Mayoral Fund to provide additional support in the district during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the Mayoral Forum last week the Otago Mayors agreed to donate 10% of their salaries over the next six months to charity. Bryan Cadogan has decided that he will donate his to this new fund which will provide support to a range of agencies. He has also decided to open the fund to anyone else who wants to donate too.
The fund will be overseen by Alistair Body from West Otago, Christine Harrex from Lawrence and Daniel Maze from Telford who will also assist with distribution to ensure that consideration will be given to needs right across the District.
Mayor Cadogan said ‘It has become apparent in recent days the amazing strength, and resilience the Clutha District is displaying regarding our localised response to COVID19. Primarily this can be attributed to the amazing group of agencies that have provided a cohesive and integrated wraparound suite of services across our district, ensuring that everyone’s needs are met. We owe these groups our collective debt of gratitude and now as we transition to Level 3 restrictions it is prudent that we take stock of our situation and consider where we may be able to enhance our position. Consequently I am establishing a dedicated Mayoral Fund to ensure that in coming months our recognised groups are never restricted in their response due to the lack of access to readily available funds. We would appreciate it if you could find it in your heart to support this fund with the understanding that your contribution will go towards exclusively recognised Clutha organisations that are tasked with responding on our behalf to the challenges presented around COVID-19 and all proceeds will go to this end.
Thank you for your support and compassion.
Keep safe and in good health.’
If you are in a position to help, and would like to donate to the Mayor’s COVID-19 fund, the account number to use is: 06-0919-0138005-00