RUGBY has welcomed its newest mayor of the town – Councillor Sally Bragg.
Coun Bragg was appointed Mayor at Rugby Borough Council’s annual meeting on Thursday May 19.
A resident in Church Lawford for 30 years, she has represented Wolston and the Lawfords Ward on the borough council for a decade.
She has chosen oral hygiene as the theme for her year in office, inspired by her own health experiences and recent figures which revealed the rising number of children requiring teeth extraction under general anaesthetic.
Supporting her theme, Coun Bragg has selected the Rugby-based Oral Health Foundation as one of her Mayoral charities.
The foundation, formerly the British Dental Health Foundation, was founded in 1971 and works to improve oral health and wellbeing around the world through education and campaigns such as National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Her second charity, the Rugby Area Talent Trust, was founded a year ago and aims to support young, talented people in the borough with a passion for music, arts, academia, sport or entrepreneurism. In addition to providing grants, RATT offers tutoring and organises ‘showcase’ events where young people can perform.
Speaking on her appointment, Coun Bragg said: “It’s a great honour to become the Mayor of Rugby and I’m looking forward to a busy year as the borough’s first citizen.
“I’m also keen to take the opportunity to promote and support the work of my charities for the year, with both the Oral Health Foundation and Rugby Area Talent Trust being causes close to my heart.
“I’d be delighted to hear from residents, schools, community organisations or businesses who would like to support my fund-raising during the Mayoral year.”
Anyone interested in supporting the Mayor’s charities can call 01788 533523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org