YorkMix is delighted to announce we are teaming up with the Lord Mayor of York for his charity fundraising push in 2022-2023.
As official media partner YorkMix will supporting the Lord Mayor’s charity committee with their fundraising efforts for Two Ridings Community Foundation over the next nine months.
The foundation enables people who want to give across North and East Yorkshire to set up funds and donate to causes they care about – issues like rural suicide, poverty and children’s wellbeing.
From those funds, Two Ridings make grants and give support to hundreds of grassroots community and charitable organisations across the region who provide crucial services and life changing activities for people.
The Lord Mayor of York Cllr David Carr said: “We are delighted that YorkMix have agreed to support the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fundraising efforts this year.
“In these times of uncertainty, it is vital that we all work together to help where we can.”
The Sheriff of York Suzie Mercer added: “Having support from YorkMix is a welcome boost to our fundraising events.
“So much time and energy goes into the planning and we want as many people to know about and enjoy the events as possible.”
Managing director of YorkMix David Green said: “Earlier this year we announced support for York Pride and we are excited to extend our partnership for another charity in the city that will have an even wider impact.”
Assize of ale
The next fundraising event will be the popular Assize of Ale event which will take place on Saturday (22 October) from 12.30pm.
The Sheriff, Susie Mercer, will read out the proclamation from 2pm outside the Mansion House.
This fun event is based on the medieval Customs & Excise tradition. It is carried out annually (Covid excepting) to make sure unscrupulous landlords do not cheat on their quality, quantity or pricing and to check that the ales are drinkable!
The participants will be divided into teams and each will head off into York’s city centre on separate routes visiting a selection of the city’s fine hostelries.
Wearing medieval costume is optional but greatly encouraged. Costume hire businesses will give 10% discount on production of your ticket for this event.
Taking part in the pub visits is free, but guests are encouraged to purchase a ticket at £15 which entitles them to the route map and a delicious dining experience at Brew York in Walmgate from 5pm, the cost of which also includes a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Charity.
Halloween and more
Later in the month, the fundraising team have organised an adults Halloween event on Sunday 30 October.
It begins with a ghost walk and ends with cocktails, canapes and live performances at the Mansion House and has already sold out.
The popular Charity Golf Day will return on Friday 21 April 2023 at Pike Hills Golf Course.
Finally, we are excited to announce that the Lord Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball will return on Saturday 11 February 2023 with the YorkMix Radio Breakfast Show’s Ben Fry as host. More information to follow.