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Mayor names Kisharon as chosen charity

25 May 2018

Councillor Reuben Thompstone, who became Barnet’s new mayor this week has named Kisharon as one of his chosen charities.

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Cllr Thompstone, who became the 54th mayor of Barnet, and at 42, the youngest, said: “To become the Mayor of Barnet is a tremendous honour and privilege. I am very much looking forward to the year ahead, and to the many opportunities it will offer to meet and serve the many people who make Barnet such a wonderful place.”

Mayors name two charities to benefit from their fundraising activities during the year in office. Live Unlimited is to be Cllr Thompstone’s second charity. This was launched by the council earlier this year to help looked-after children fulfil their dreams and aspirations.

His wife, Dorothy, will be Mayoress, and Councillor Caroline Stock will be Deputy Mayor.

Kisharon’s Director of Fundraising and Communications Richard Franklin said: “We are delighted that Cllr Thompstone has chosen to raise money for Kisharon during his year of office. We look forward to forging a close relationship with the new Mayor and Mayoress over the year ahead.”

Cllr Thompstone, a teacher, represents the Golders Green ward. He serves on several of the council’s children and education committees and chairs Barnet Children’s Partnership Board and the Community Leadership and Libraries Committee.

He has taken over the chains of office from Mayor Brian Salinger.

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