We are delighted that Councillor Cahal Burke, Mayor of Kirklees, has selected Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity and the Royal Air Force Association (Huddersfield branch) to be the Mayor's Charity of the Year 2023/24.

Councillor Cahal Burke said: "Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity and the Huddersfield branch of the Royal Air Force Association are very close to me, and it is great that I will be able to support them during my term in office.

"Both are rich in values of providing unwavering help for our communities and to people who are in difficulty that need a guiding hand or help to support them. I am looking forward to raising the profile of both these charities and attending their events over the next 12 months."

About the two charities

Find out more about the two charities and the difference they make

Royal Air Force Association Huddersfield

The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) is a forward looking organisation and a registered charity – with 65,000 members worldwide – providing friendship and welfare support for serving and veteran RAF personnel and their dependants.

Learn more about RAFA

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity

We're the offical charity of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. We support our colleagues, patients and communities to receive the best possible care. Our mission is to fund projects to enhance patient expierence. 

Learn more about CHFT Charity

Make a donation to the Mayors Charity

Each donation will be spilt equally between CHFT Charity and RAFA Huddersfield.

Thanks to your generous donations, so far we have raised just over £10,000. Our current target is £16,000. 

We look forward to updating you next year about how this money is spent and how you have helped to make a difference to RAFA Huddersfield Branch and CHFT Charity.

Make a donation