A charity will be supported by the Mayor of Enfield this year.

Cllr Christine Hamilton has given her support to Enfield Cares with an impassioned speech this week.

She urged the wider community and charities to come together in support of carers.

She, said: “Every single day, around the clock, thousands of people in Enfield are quietly fulfilling caring roles for a family member or a friend.

“They can be called on 24 hours a day, and many of them are unpaid, or have given up paid employment to care.

“My charity this year is dedicated to reaching out to all our carers, and the communities and organisations which support them.

“As well as raising money for local carers support groups I want to raise awareness of the invaluable role they play in supporting many of the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Carers contribute so much to people’s quality of life.

“It is right and proper that this mayoral year is spent giving them the appreciation they so richly deserve and to showing that Enfield cares about carers.”

To find out more about the Mayor’s charity, ‘Enfield Cares’ or would like to get involved, contact Koulla Panaretou on 020 8379 4835 or email koulla.panaretou@enfield.gov.uk.