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Lord Mayor and Sheriff's Charities

This year the Lord Mayor and Sheriff, along with their fundraising team, will be supporting four charities during their civic year.

York Civic Trust

York Racial Equality Network

York LGBT Forum, and

St Nicks

You can make a donation to the Lord Mayor and Sheriff's Charities any time, via the civic office.  Cheques should be made payable to 'Lord Mayor of York's Charities' and sent to the Civic Office at the Guildhall.

There will be a number of fundraising events throughout the civic year, including:

The civic party have already enjoyed the 'Lord Mayor's Secret Ball and Chain' which was part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival.  The Assize of Ale, an annual traditional event took place on the 13 August, and a charity golf day at Fulford Golf Club, in association with the captains charity, the Alzheimer's Society.

There have now been four events in the 'Lord Mayor's Curry Club', including a Gurkha Curry Night in the Guildhall - there will be more to follow - watch this space.

Lord Mayor's Charity Ball 2017

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the Lord Mayor and civic party will be hosting their very own charity ball, in the Voltigeur Suite at York Racecourse.  Tickets are now on sale for this popular event, priced at only £60.00 each

A booking form is available to download from this page and you can also contact the civic office on (01904) 551011.

The Lord Mayor looks forward to seeing you there, and to sharing this special evening, fundraising for some great local causes.  There will be a sumptuous banquet, fantastic live entertainment from Hyde Family Jam and the brilliant Jess Gardham, a disco and some fabulous prizes on offer. 

A great opportunity to wear your bow ties and fabulous frocks in February!

The Tomtes in the Mansion House

Tomte cover

Have you heard about the Tomtes?  They are Scandinavian elves, who like to help out as long as they are not taken for granted.  The Sheriff's Lady has written a special edition of her Tomte stories in support of the Lord Mayor's Charities.

The book is available to buy from the Visit York visitor information centre on Blake Street, priced at £8.50.  It is a wonderful gift for children and adults, and is based in the Mansion House, with a festive theme, as the Tomtes help the Lord Mayor out of a fix!

You can also find out more about the Tomtes in the Mansion House and other books written by the Sheriff's Lady at