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Press Release

10 May 2018

Meet the new Mayor of FarehamPicture Caption: Mr Brian Bayord, Mayor's Consort, with Cllr Mrs Susan Bayford, Mayor of Fareham

The new Mayor of Fareham for 2018/19 has been appointed today following the Mayor Making ceremony at Ferneham Hall. Councillor Mrs Susan Bayford is now the Mayor of Fareham, and her consort is her husband, Mr Brian Bayford.

This year, the Mayor will be supporting three charities which are Abby's Heroes, Acts of Kindness Solent and Royal Naval Benevolent Trust.

Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mrs Susan Bayford said: "It is an honour to be serving the community as the Mayor of Fareham for a second time. Raising funds and awareness for my chosen charities will be a high priority."

The new Mayor's Cadet, Harry Eccles, from Warsash Sea Cadets, has also been appointed for 2018/19.

Harry will take part in various duties to support the Mayor throughout the forthcoming year, including attending civic events, wreath bearing, church readings and assisting the Mayor's Attendants. 



Notes to editor

Abby's Heroes helps and support children and their families, including bereaved families, who come under the care of the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital, as well as the Teenage and Young Adults Ward.

Acts of Kindness (AOK) aims to relieve the effects of poverty, provide support to the vulnerable and recognise those in the community who have served beyond expectation.

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) gives help in cases of need to serving or former Royal Naval Ratings and Royal Marines other ranks, which includes reservists, as well as partners, children and some others connected with them.

Picture Caption: Mr Brian Bayord, Mayor's Consort, with Cllr Mrs Susan Bayford, Mayor of Fareham.


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