Outgoing Youth Mayor raises money for young carers

18 May 2017

Outgoing Stevenage Youth Mayor, Emma Chapman, presented Carers of Hertfordshire with a cheque for £527.99 at Wednesday’s Annual Council after raising money for Stevenage’s young carers during her year in office.
Emma, who was the fifth Stevenage Youth Mayor and one of the youngest in the country when she was elected by the town’s young people at the age of 11 last May, has spent the last 12 months highlighting the work of Stevenage's young carers and raising money to support them.
Emma is the first Stevenage Youth Mayor to raise money for charity during her year in office and she did so by running stalls at school fetes and cake sales. The money donated will allow Carers of Hertfordshire to run a transition workshop for young carers and their families in Stevenage.
Emma Chapman, Stevenage Youth Mayor for 2016/17, said: “Getting the chance to represent Stevenage young people as Youth Mayor has been a huge privilege and I’m so grateful to the people of Stevenage as well as Roebuck Primary School, Thomas Alleyne Academy and Stevenage Music School for helping me raise a lot of money for the town’s young carers.
“I got to meet so many people over the past year and I really enjoyed the many different experiences that the role of Youth Mayor presented. I’d like to thank everyone I met for their support as together we helped make a difference.”