Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is selected as the Camden Mayor’s Charity of the Year

12th May 2016 By: Conrad Colson

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Nadia Shah is officially appointed as the new Mayor of Camden in a ceremony at Camden Town Hall

We are very pleased to announce that the new Mayor of Camden, Councillor Nadia Shah, has selected the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families as her Mayor’s Charity of the Year. This new partnership will see the Mayor promoting the Centre and raising funds for our work throughout the next year.

Katy Vaughan, Head of Fundraising at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, said:

“We are delighted to have the support of the Mayor of Camden. We will continue to work with some of the most vulnerable children and families in the area and this recognition will help raise awareness of mental health issues. It will also be a fantastic boost to our fundraising efforts”.

 Councillor Nadia Shah is of Bangladeshi heritage but was born and raised in Camden. As a teenager she volunteered with young people in the borough, and she has since managed projects helping people with drug issues, managed a community centre, and has been a social worker.

 She said “my work has given me an insight into the struggles that people face in their lives, and the support needed for them to flourish. I’m passionate about helping people to get the most out of life – from basic rights, to enabling opportunity and equality.

 “Over the years I have worked with a number of organisations in Camden to improve access to services for the less able, disadvantaged and vulnerable. I look forward to using my time as Mayor to make a positive impact for those who need that extra support the most.”

Outgoing Mayor, Councillor Larraine Revah, undertook 572 engagements throughout her term in office. During the course of the year, she raised almost £39,000 for her chosen charity, KIDS.

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