The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Gerry O’Sullivan, has announced the mayoral charities he will be supporting and fundraising for over the coming year.

The two chosen charities are Havering MIND and Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D).

Havering Mind is a local charity that provides support and guidance to empower those experiencing mental health difficulties, encouraging them to live a full and rewarding life.

Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D) provide a broad range of services and activities for those impacted by challenging needs and disabilities and their carers, with the aim of improving their quality of life.

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Gerry O’Sullivan, said: 

“There are so many great causes and projects providing support in Havering,

“Havering Mind makes such a positive impact to anyone impacted by mental health issues, they believe no one should have to face a problem alone, and I look forward to helping the staff continue their splendid work over the coming year.

“My second charity is Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D).

“H.A.D do tremendous work in promoting the independence and physical, emotional, and recreational needs of those experiencing challenging needs and disabilities, improving their lives through social interaction.

“I hope I can raise as much awareness as possible in my duties serving as Mayor and do hope residents will support both charities so that we can all make a difference.”

Born in Rainham, Councillor O’Sullivan has lived in the borough all his life, he attended Lady of Salette Primary School and then The Brittons Academy.

Cllr O’Sullivan started his career as an apprentice joiner, before moving into the shipping industry and was also a Head of Procurement in the pharmaceutical sector before retirement.

Based in Hornchurch, Gerry and his wife Susan, are both animal lovers who enjoy dog-sitting their daughter Kellie’s French Bulldog named Sullie.

Published: 14 June 2024