Welcome to the Southend Mayor's Charity

The civic office of Mayor brings with it more than 800 years of tradition and loyalty to the Crown and a direct link to the monarch through Parliament.

The first office of Mayor was first introduced by the Normans in the eleventh century and the word Mayor itself derived from the Latin ‘magnus’, meaning 'great'.

The first English Mayor was the Lord Mayor of London, who took office in 1189. From 1835, the title of Mayor was given to the head of each municipal council, or corporation, in England with the post-holder being seen as the First Citizen who spoke for the whole town or city.

Southend-on-Sea is now on its 99th Mayor, John Lamb

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About the current Mayor

Read more about John Lamb, the Mayor for 2019/20

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The Mayor's Charity
Read more about the RNLI Southend Lifeboat Station

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Make a donation to the Mayor's Charity Fund

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Information about the Mayor

Read more about the history of the Mayor in Southend-on-Sea, how they are selected and what they do

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The Mayor's Events

View the upcoming fundraising events. Contact the Events Team on 07538 306226 or events@southendmayorscharity.net to book


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Contact the Mayor

How to book the Mayor or a Fundraising Event

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