Weymouth residents are being called upon to spread some ‘festive cheer’ and donate to the mayor's fund this Christmas.

The town’s mayor Cllr Kate Wheller is on the lookout for organisations to donate to this year’s Christmas Fund Appeal.

Cllr Wheller said: “I’m excited to be launching the Mayor’s Christmas Fund Appeal this year. This is to gather essential funds to spread some festive cheer and offer additional assistance to charities and communities who may be facing financial challenges. 

“If you can help, please consider making a donation as it really will make a difference to different communities in Weymouth.” 

Last year’s fund raised more than £1,000, which was shared between organisations including The Lantern Trust, The Bus Shelter, food banks, the Veterans Hub, Samaritans, The Nest, MV Freedom and many more. 

Cheques can be made payable to ‘The Mayor’s Christmas Fund’ and sent to: Mayor’s Christmas Fund, Weymouth Town Council, Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NG. 

For more details on how to make a donation, please email mayor@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk