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Mayor of Dudley

Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley
Mayor of Dudley Councillor Dave Tyler and his wife, the Mayoress of Dudley Barbara Tyler

The Mayor of Dudley this year has pledged to give a huge boost to three charities.

Councillor Dave Tyler was officially sworn in on 18 May 2017 as the first citizen of the borough at a civic ceremony in front of a packed council chamber.

The former deputy Mayor named Dudley Mind, the YMCA and Dudley Alzheimer’s Society as his chosen charities for the year vowing to do all he could to raise money for people in most need.

Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“It is a huge honour and a privilege to be Mayor of this borough and something I am proud to take on.

“It is an opportunity to not only highlight the fantastic work that these charities do to support people who need help, but also help raise vital funds to help them carry on for many years.”

Councillor Tyler also named his wife Barbara as Mayoress who will accompany him on civic visits and fly the flag for the borough.

The deputy Mayor of Dudley was named as Councillor Alan Taylor with Winifred Taylor as deputy Mayoress.

Dudley Mind is a mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.

YMCA offers a range of services for people in need from accommodation for the homeless to training and education.

Dudley Alzheimer’s Society offers a range of support for Alzheimer’s suffers and their carers including home based respite, social groups, practical and emotional one to one support for carers and monthly care support meetings.

People can follow the Mayor on his civic engagements or share news about his charity fundraising on twitter via @DudleyMayor