New Lord Mayor of Bradford Announces Manorlands as his Chosen Charity
Keighley councillor Zafar Ali was today installed as the new Lord Mayor of Bradford.
Coun Ali will serve for the civic year 2018 to 2019 and has announced Manorlands will benefit from his Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
After this morning’s Mayor Making ceremony the new Lord Mayor officially launched his Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Joined by the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Zeabunnessa Zafar, he welcomed representatives of his chosen charities - Bradford Nightstop and Manorlands Hospice. Bradford Nightspot provides homeless 16 to 25 year olds with safe, ‘one night at a time’ accommodation in the homes of trained volunteers. The charity has been going for 25 years, working across the whole of the Bradford district to support young people and prevent rough sleeping. Bradford Nightspot is a pioneer of this type of scheme and this year will expand into neighbouring areas which currently have no similar service.
Manorlands is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in Oxenhope. The hospice provides care and complementary therapies for people aged 18 and over with life-limiting conditions, and support for their family and friends. Their specialist care teams support people in the hospice and in their own homes, focussing on quality of life. Last year they cared for 850 people from the surrounding area.
Coun Zafar Ali said: "I care about helping people during their whole life. During my mayoral year I want to bring this balance of helping young people get a better start to their adult life, while also supporting those people who are coming to the end of their life.
“The Bradford Nightstop charity provides a lifeline for some of our young people when they are at their most vulnerable. Manorlands Hospice helps people and their families through what can be the most difficult and frightening time in their life. What both these charities have in common is they are dedicated to serving people in their hour of need.”
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