A FUNDRAISING site has been launched in a bid to help raise funds for the Mayor of Reading's chosen charities.

Councillor Debs Edwards is supporting four charities during her term and she has set a target of £14,000.

All money raised will be split evenly between Berkshire Women’s Aid, Berkshire West Your Way, Launchpad Reading and the YMCA Reading.

Cllr Edwards said: “Reading is a thriving town but there are many people facing tough times who receive amazing help and support from the fantastic voluntary sector we have here.

“I have had the honour of working with a number of great charities and community groups who use their skills, knowledge and compassion to help others.

“I am therefore calling on everyone to join me in helping to raise awareness of and raise funds for my four mayor’s charities this year.”

Visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Mayor-of-Reading-Charity-Fund if you wish to donate.