Barnet Mayoral Charity Commission

Fund-raising Commission for the Mayor of Barnet 2015-2016 Cllr. Mark Shooter


New young Mayor for Barnet

Posted by Joan Edwards on May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

New Mayor from May 2015 is Cllr Mark Shooter, aged 43.  His Mayoress is his wife, Melissa. 

A new fundraising committee has been formed, known as the Barnet Mayoral Charity Commission, (MCC) and is supporting four charities, under the slogan D.A.R.E. to Share

The MCC will reflect the tone of the 2015/2016 mayoralty , that is leadership and modernity .

D.A.R.E to share:   for  Dignity, Assistance, Respect and Education.

Under the heading of  Dignity , the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity will be supported;

Under the heading of Assistance, Chai Cancer Care  - supporting Cancer sufferers;

Under the heading of Respect, Homeless Action Barnet - self-respect for all regardless of their economic situation;

Under the heading of Education, Legadel - helping our children achieve.


Email:  [email protected]

Look out for fund-raising events - enjoyment and fun for all ages in our very mixed Barnet community - and helping these very deserving charities.

from City Blog:


How did you go from Actuarial Science to Mayor of Barnet?


“I stayed in that first actuarial role for two years, taking two further examinations towards being a certified actuarial analyst, but then I decided I wanted to do something else. As a profession, it’s too risk-averse and I wanted to do something that involved a little more risk. I moved on to Swiss Bank, dealing with investment banks, trading and hedge funds.


“In 2010 the market became quite volatile and I decided to seek new challenges. I was after something where I could give my time and energy to the community, as well as developing my charitable foundation. I wanted to do something really meaningful and then one day an information leaflet about ‘becoming a councillor’ dropped through my door. I didn’t really know what one did, and the only real interactions I’d had with the council were to get them to fix the pavement, to pay parking tickets, and for rubbish collection. I learned that Barnet council has a £1bn budget and is responsible for education, social welfare, the environment, voluntary organisations and more, and decided to get involved.


“I helped Matthew Offord become an MP and in return he backed me to become a councillor in Hendon. I have been a councillor for five years now, and enjoy making small differences to people’s lives, whether it’s by sending an email, going to a meeting, or by lobbying for someone’s interests or rights.”


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