The mayor ticked off another item last week on his fundraising list for his year in office.

On Thursday Councillor Allan Kauffman welcomed representatives of Macmillan Cancer Support and fundraisers to his parlour in Hillingdon Civic Centre to give them a cheque for £10,000.

Mayor of Hillingdon Allan Kauffman presents Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque raised by his Rainbow Appeal. L-R: Allan Kauffman , Nicholas Smith of Barclays Bank, Beryl Gay who knits toys to raise money for the charity, Mayoress Lynn Kauffman, and Lorraine Barton and Lindsey Cape from Macmillan.
 

The money will go towards the work of the cancer charity’s new information centre at Hillingdon Hospital in Pield Heath Road. Barclays helped with the total by doubling funds raised during one of the mayor's quiz nights that support his appeal.

And the mayor received a presentation in return: a look-alike doll knitted by Macmillan supporter Beryl Gay, who runs a knitting group at the information centre and donates her creations to raise funds.

The mayor’s term ends after the local election on May 22 and by then he hopes to have raised enough money to either buy specific items requested by the seven charities in his Rainbow Appeal or to have made a pre-determined cash donation.

The mayor has already hit one target – £3,000 for a dog from Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home to be trained as a pet therapy dog.