London,
20
May
2015
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New mayor of Camden installed

The New Mayor of Camden will be making disability issues her number one priority during her term in office.

Gospel Oak ward councillor Cllr Larraine Revah, who has a severely disabled daughter and a child with special education needs, was installed as the new Mayor of Camden, during a ceremony last night (20 May).

She will be raising money for her chosen charity KIDS, which cares for more than 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering around 140 services across England.

Her theme for the year will be to promote awareness and a greater understanding across our communities of the difficulties people with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Cllr Nadia Shah was installed as her deputy.

Camden Mayor Cllr Larraine Revah
"As a parent of a severely disabled young adult and a son with special education needs I know how tough it can be for the whole family when caring for that child or children.

"KIDS were there for me when I needed their help and support during the first difficult years after my daughter Maya was born prematurely.

"I am so pleased to now be in a position as Mayor to help promote and raise awareness of the wonderful work they do and to raise much needed funds to help them continue this very worthwhile work."
Camden Mayor Cllr Larraine Revah
"KIDS is the only national charity working directly with disabled children and young people regardless of their specific disability.  Our work is vital as statistics show that eight out of 10 children with a learning disability have been bullied, disabled children are four times more likely to live in poverty and nine times more likely to be excluded from school due to the lack of appropriate support."
Julie Tucker, Assistant Director KIDS.

During her mayoral year her consort will be her husband Benny Revah, her son Amir Revah,her mother Sonia Greenwald, her cousin Leora Berman, friends; Jenny Flavill, Sima Awad, Susie Gilbert, Cllr Pat Callaghan; and Julie Tucker, Assistant Director, KIDS.