A CHARITY appeal by the Mayor of Warrington has raised more than £10,000.

Cllr Karen Mundry (LAB – Latchford East), the borough's 135th mayor, hosted a Town Hall reception to honour the organisations supported by the fundraising efforts.

The money has been split between her chosen charities – Warrington Disability Partnership, a voluntary organisation improving the quality of life for disabled people and their families, and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, a charity working nationally and internationally for peace and non-violent resolution of conflict.

Warrington Disability Partnership and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation both received £3,500.

Other beneficiaries include Harry & Co, Warrington Fire Cadets, Room at the Inn and Y Project and Warrington Wolves Foundation.

Cllr Mundry said: "It’s an honour to host this event to present these charities with over £10,000 between them.

"This money will help them to support the people of Warrington and beyond – and enable the charities to further develop and carry out their services."

Cllr Wendy Johnson (LD – Lymm North and Thelwall) is due to be sworn in as the 136th mayor and first citizen of the borough during the annual council meeting at the Town Hall on Monday.

And Cllr Maureen Creaghan (LAB – Poulton South) will serve as deputy mayor.

It means that history is set to be made in the town, with three female mayors for the first time in its history next year.