Mayor and Mayoress of Gloucester 2015/16
We were honoured to be the Mayor and Mayoress of Gloucester for the 2015/16 civic year. During our year we accomplished a great deal, including attending over 510 events.
We were able to use our musical and academic connections to good effect, giving concerts and lecture-recitals that added to the cultural life of the city. Placing an emphasis on homeless charities, we worked with many organisations to help people in Gloucester, including Gloucester City Mission, the Salvation Army and Rotary. As well as raising thousands for several charities, we raised over £10,000 for the Mayor’s nominated charity, the Superhero Foundation.
Highlights of the year included the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which hosted four games in Gloucester, and also the daily unexpectedness of meeting people doing great work for Gloucester, who we call the ‘unsung heroes’.