Spring Supper with the Mayor

22 Ashford Independent members joined the Spring Supper in April and enjoyed a delicious meal at the Kings Head, Shadoxhurst. The Mayor, Winston Michael regaled the group  with stories from his exciting year as Mayor. 

Cllr Winston Michael – Former Major of Ashford raised £55,157  a record sum for the Mayor’s Charities including:

  • Wyvern School Foundation
  • Uprising Youth Projects




A parachute jump from 15k feet over Hampshire with 4 young people generated funds to buy a new school bus for the Wyvern School Ashford, named the Dream Maker. 

Other fund raising activities generated funds to buy a Panna Football Cage to take out and have fun in young peoples own backyards and build a huge patio area for children at the Stanhope Community Hub.
Winston is passionate about helping all young people regardless of their personal circumstances as you can read. And he has projects on the go for rough sleepers and the homeless, and the possibility of a cycle ride to Ashford twin Town Fougeres accompanied by disabled children.