The Mayor was delighted to announce local children's charity Time 4 Children as his chosen charity for his term of office.
Time 4 Children was established in 2005, after its founder, Vicky Chalmers, piloted a school project through 2003 to 2004 in Mid Sussex, whilst working with The Children Hours Trust. The charity gives free one-to-one emotional listening support for children who find it hard to express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and worries safely through a team of fully trained volunteer practitioners.
Speaking about the charity, Time 4 Children, Cllr McPherson says: “The majority of us take it for granted that we live in a safe environment and Time 4 Children work with young people in our town and beyond who unfortunately are not able to feel safe and secure so I think this a tremendously worthy mayor’s charity. Time 4 Children provide emotional listening support which allows children to explore their worries, thoughts, feeling or experiences with trained volunteer practitioners.’
“I met with Vicky Chalmers MBE, founder of Time 4 Children, earlier this year and was incredibly moved and impressed. The emotional well-being of our children is just as important as their physical health, standing them in good stead for the challenges of school and beyond and helping to create well rounded young adults ready for life. I am delighted to support this wonderful charity in the amazing work it does for our children locally”.