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The Mayor's 100 Heroes

Heading for challenge with thermometer showing £3,559 raisedHeading for challenge with thermometer showing £3,669 raised

Each year, the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees chooses charities to raise money for during their time in the role. This year’s Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Javed, has chosen three charities:

  • The Halo Project
  • The Great North Air Ambulance 
  • Macmillan Cancer Support

Fundraising in the usual ways is not possible at the moment because of the Coronavirus pandemic and that’s why the Mayor is calling for your help!

Councillor Javed is searching for 100 Heroes to raise money for these three great causes. Whether you take on a challenge, start a bake sale, or take part in a talent show to raise money, we're looking for 100 people to get involved and raise a minimum of £100 each.

Take a look at some of the fundraising people have done so far below. You can see how much has been raised so far on the Mayor's GoFundMe.

If you'd like to become one of the Mayor's 100 heroes, please contact [email protected].


1. Cllr Lisa Evans has been fundraising by walking her puppy Enzo 100 miles - she's now completed the challenge and raised a brilliant £245 on GoFundMe.

  2. Kitty baked and sold 100 cupcakes.
  3. Cllr Ian Dalgarno is doing a sponsored slim, and has lost a brilliant 2 stone so far!
Paper bags on a tablePaper bags on a table   4. Kath Hardy from Much Ado About Muffins provided 100 free art and craft packs to local children this Christmas, and donated £200.
Black and white photo of Paris Karatzas   5. Paris Karatzas planned to run 100km in just 30 days. Unfortunately Paris has had to bow out due to an injury but still raised £40 - thank you Paris!
CVFM Strollers crouching and smiling to camera in park   6. The CVFM Radio Strollers have been fundraising by walking and running. They not only hit their 1 million step target but carried on to complete a whopping 2,673,010 steps! One team member walked over a million steps alone and two team members walked over half a million steps each - an incredible achievement.
Boy in Halloween makeup holding cupcakes   7. Lisa Williams is selling cupcakes for the Mayor's charities. Her grandson Noah helped her bake and sell over Halloween and she also sold cupcakes over Christmas.
Woman in anorak stands with hand on bollard   8. Sheila Taylorson challenged herself to walk and cycle to Preston Park 20 times, totalling a very impressive 100 miles.

She completed her challenge in early January and has raised £235 for the charities. Thank you Sheila!

Willmott Dixon logo  

9. Willmott Dixon have raised £723 by holding a raffle with prizes including two tickets to see Paloma Faith at The Globe!

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Mohammed Javed, said: “I’m delighted with the amount of money raised through the raffle and I would like to say thank you to Willmott Dixon for organising it and to everyone who bought a ticket. It’s a great way to give something back to these charities and raise awareness of the important work they carry out - not only were there some brilliant prizes up for grabs but the funds you helped raise will support many people in need.”

Two children and two women stand outside Mill Lane Primary School with brown craft bags  

10. Castlegate and Wellington Square shopping centers are donating 100 Christmas craft kits to local primary school Mill Lane as due to Covid-19 the centres couldn’t hold their popular craft events.

Raffle ticket surrounded by Christmas icons   11 & 12. Cllr Eileen Johnson and Cllr Norma Stephenson ran a Christmas raffle for both Councillors and Council staff, and raised a huge £640!
Red background with a plate and a steaming roast turkey   13. Jamie Wassell has raised £25 selling Christmas Eve plates.
Girl and man walking through a gate, the girl raising her fist in triumph   14. Stockton Riverside College Foundation Skills students are walking 100 miles to raise money for the charities.