The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Peter Baillie, has chosen three charities to support in his mayoral year. Any monies raised will be split between the charities at the end of his term of office. All charities are local and very relevant for Southampton.

Leukemia Busters

Leukaemia Busters’ Mission is to fund research focused on discovering and developing novel antibody-based treatments for patients with leukaemia and other related blood cancers. Their vision is a world in which leukaemia is safely, quickly and completely cured in every patient.

Leukaemia Busters is Saving Young Lives through Research.


Communicare in Southampton is a friendly, local charity that enriches the quality of life of lonely and isolated people in Southampton. Our committed volunteers act as good neighbours; they offer practical and emotional support in a variety of ways at no cost to the clients.

Recently Communicare has developed and expanded a Hospital Homecoming service, giving good neighbourly support to those returning home after a stay in hospital.

This year the charity is also leading on setting up a new Southampton Mental Health Network, which has a vision to make Southampton a mental health friendly city.

Young Life International

Young Life International has 50+ staff and 250+ local volunteer leaders and committee members in the UK and Ireland, who enable the work with young people in local areas, including most recently in Southampton. A highlight of the year is taking young people to the Young Life summer camp in Crieff, Scotland. Our fundraising focus is scholarships that enable disadvantaged young people to enjoy the summer camp