New Mayor of Tunbridge Wells to support Compaid

The new Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Councillor James Scholes, has named Compaid as the charity for his mayoral year.

The charity will benefit from a number of fundraising events during the year, organised by the Mayoral office. These include a bowling evening, quiz night, and a civic dinner in September.

Speaking at the start of his year as Mayor, Councillor Scholes explained that he had learnt about computers early in his career, and appreciated the opportunities that technology had afforded him. He was keen to support Compaid in its aim to enable disabled and other disadvantaged people to get online and become more digitally active.

Stephen Elsden, Chief Executive at Compaid said: “We are delighted and honoured that the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells has selected Compaid for his year in office, and we have a number of exciting events and activities in store. We also hope this relationship will boost our awareness among local people who might benefit from our services.”

More information on events during the Mayoral year can be found here.