The Mayor's Charities

Mayor's Charities 2022/2023

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas, has announced the charities that she will support during her term of office. She has chosen Bangor Foodbank and Community Support (BFCS), Newtownards Foodbank, and North Down & Ards Women’s Aid.  

  Commenting on her choices, the Mayor said:

  “The rising cost of living across Northern Ireland means many individuals and families within the Borough are struggling to make ends meet. Financial pressure can put strain on relationships in the home too, leaving many people feeling isolated with nowhere to turn. It is so important that when people find themselves in times of crisis or distress the necessary resources and support are readily available.  

  “I am immensely proud to be working alongside my three chosen charities this year, Bangor Foodbank and Community Support, Newtownards Foodbank and Women’s Aid. The work each of these charities is doing within the Borough is invaluable.  

“If you feel you could do with a helping hand, please reach out to them for assistance. I have chosen to support these charities so nobody in our Borough suffers in silence. I have a range of events organised in the coming months to help raise much-needed funds for them. I would really love for as many people as possible to get involved and to help make a positive difference to the lives of people living in Ards and North Down.”  

A number of charity fundraising events will be announced over the coming months.

If you wish to make a donation to the charities, you can do this online via this link - Donate to the Mayor's Charities 

Or by contacting the Mayor’s office on 0300 013 3333 or email