Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter.

The Mayor's Charities and Events

Upcoming events and a list of the Mayor's charities


  • List of upcoming events held in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund
  • How to donate to the Mayor's charities

The Mayor of Colchester's Charity Appeal Fund Oct 2020 to May 2022



Calendar of Events

All events in aid of the Mayor’s charities

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – recited by Colchester Arts Centre’s Director Antony Roberts with piano by Jamie Cunliffe

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: The Old Library, West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HE
Tickets: £10 per person (£5 for under 16s). To purchase tickets please email

All proceeds are in aid of the Colchester Mayor’s Charities: East Anglia Children’s Hospice; Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust; Rural Community Council of Essex; Samaritans Colchester; SSAFA -The Armed Forces Charity

Donation to the Mayor's Charities


Donations to the Mayor’s Charities can be made in a number of ways.

  • Cheque – please make cheques payable to ‘Grassroots (Mayor’s Charity Fund)’ and send to the Civic Office.
  • Cash donations at the Town Hall (receipts available on request). 
  • Via BACS – details available on request from the Civic Office.
  • Via Grassroots’ Virgin money giving page. Please ensure you use the reference ‘Mayor’s Charity Fund’, otherwise your donation will not be allocated correctly



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