Mayor raises over £1,000 for charities

The Mayor of Hounslow, has raised more than £1,000 for two local charities.

Published: Monday, 21st November 2016

A visit to Syon House and Park hosted by the Mayor of Hounslow, has raised more than £1,000 for two local charities.

Councillor Ajmer Grewal, Mayor of Hounslow, welcomed fellow mayors, deputy mayors and consorts, plus other special guests to enjoy a tour of the historic stately home and gardens last week.

An afternoon tea in the Duke of Northumberland’s private dining room was also enjoyed as well as a walk through the newly-opened Enchanted Woodland attraction.

Among those attending were Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford and Isleworth along with the speaker, mayors, deputy mayors and consorts from Hackney, Barnet, Richmond, Havering, Camden and Waltham Forest councils.

Syon House, Brentford, is the London home of the 12th Duke of Northumberland, Ralph Percy and was built in the 16th century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey.

The event raised money for the Mayor of Hounslow’s two chosen charities, Hounslow Association for the Blind and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Cllr Grewal said: “It was wonderful to see so many of my fellow mayors and guests and to host them at such a stunning location as Syon House. The walk through the Enchanted Woodland was simply magical.

“To have raised over £1,000 for my charities was fantastic and I want to thank all those who attended and contributed to two worthy causes.”