BREAKING: New civic mayor announces chosen charities

Coun Christine Mills
Coun Christine Mills

THE new civic mayor, officially announced today, has revealed that she will be supporting a cancer organisation and an organ donation cause during her term.

Coun Chris Mills, a Conisbrough and Denaby ward councillor, was elected into the year-long post this morning at the Mansion House, taking over former civic mayor Coun Eva Hughes.

An overwhelmed Coun Mills told the Free Press she was “honoured” and “proud” to be nominated and could not wait to get her new role underway.

The 62-year-old, who was Coun Hughes’ deputy civic mayor during her term, also announced she will be supporting the causes Firefly - which offers cancer patients transport to and from Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield - and organ donation charity Live Life then Give Life.

Fighting back tears of joy, the new civic mayor said: “I really do feel extremely proud.

“It is an honour for the Conisbrough and Denaby ward too.

“I am really looking forward to this role. It will be a really busy year but one I am really looking forward to.”

Coun Eddie Dobbs, a Thorne ward councillor, was also elected as deputy civic mayor in the special ceremony.

To hear more from Doncaster’s new civic mayor - make sure you buy a copy of next week’s Doncaster Free Press.