New Mayor makes ‘wishes come true’ pledge to Oldham residents

The new Mayor of Oldham has pledged to dedicate his entire year in office to granting residents’ wishes – in an update to the role’s more traditional approach to charity fundraising.

Councillor Zahid Chauhan OBE, who today (Wednesday) donned Oldham’s prestigious chains and robes for the first time at Annual Council, is eager to make as big an impact as possible on the lives of local people.

The Mayor, who also practices as a local GP, particularly wants to support those in hardship and those most deserving of something special.

Instead of fundraising for specific causes, the Mayor is set to launch ‘Truly Wished’, a project which aims to give directly back to the people of Oldham.

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(The Oldham Chronicle, 24th May 2023)