The Mayor’s Benevolent Fund is a charity run by each Mayor of Newbury during their term in office. Its activities have been known to exist since the 1920’s, however the Mayor’s Benevolent Fund has been a registered charity since 1998. The charity has three aims:
To help those in need within the Newbury Town boundary at Christmas time To fund the Mayor’s Tea Party To aid and support other local organisations
Each Mayor hosts fundraising events for the Mayor’s Benevolent Fund and their nominated charities of the year during their time in office. Fundraising events have previously ranged from quizzes, charity coffee mornings, canal trips, concerts and balls to name just a few.
At the end of the Mayor's term in office, funds raised over their year are split between the Mayor's Benevolent Fund and their chosen charity. This year, the Mayor is supporting Newbury Speakability.