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The Chair of the Council’s charities

The Chair’s fund was established by the former Chair of Council, Councillor Rudi Springer, on taking office in May 1998 as he wanted a focus for collecting funds for locally-based charities.  Each year the new Chair of Council chooses which charity or charities he or she wishes to support.  Any donations received during that year are presented to the charity or charities at the annual council meeting.

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Fund 2018/19

This year’s Chair of Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, has chosen domestic abuse charity Next Link and Freewheelers Blood Bikes as the charities she will be supporting to benefit.


Councillor Hunt is keen to assist both charities and would therefore be very grateful for any support you can give.  If you would therefore like to assist in any way or make a donation further details may be obtained from South Gloucestershire Council’s Member Services, please email: or telephone 01454 863019.

Previous Chair’s Funds

Chair’s Fund 2017/18

Cllr Ian Blair chose Borderlands and Off the Record as his supported charities. During his year in office, £1,630 was raised.

Chair’s Fund 2015/17

Councillor Erica Williams supported both The Avon Valley Railway in Bitton and the Wild Place Project at Cribbs Causeway. Just over £7461.42 was raised through a variety of fundraising events.

Chair’s Fund 2014/15

Councillor Howard Gawler raised a total of £5,629 through a variety of fundraising events – including a charity skydive – which went to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) and the Hosanna Primary School Support Group based in Yate which helps children at a school in Kampala, Uganda.  Councillor Gawler will personally double the amount raised, which with Gift Aid would take the total to an estimated £13,000.

Chair’s Fund 2013/2014

Councillor Ian Boulton, raised a grand total of £4,130.22 during his term of office.  This was shared equally between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Southmead Hospital and the Bristol Aero Collection, £2,065.46 for each charity.

Chair’s Fund 2012/2013

In 2012/13 Councillor Janet Biggin, raised a total of £4,873.20 for her chosen charity, Heart FM’s Have a Heart Charity supporting Childline.

Chair’s Fund 2011/2012

The Chair of Council for 2011/12, Councillor Mike Drew, raised over £11,000 for his chosen charity, GAFSIP – Gambia & Avon Fire Services in Partnership

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