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Mayor's Civic Service

The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah, hosted a Civic Service on Sunday September 20 at Waterlow Park to pay tribute to the many people who dedicate their lives to public service, and was joined by Camden residents and community leaders.

“This year we decided to make the theme of the civil service honouring those who dedicate their lives to public service and serving their communities – which we felt was a fitting theme given HM The Queen’s recently becoming the longest reigning monarch of our country.

“It was great to be joined by so many Camden residents at the service – and to meet representatives from the Police, Army and various community groups in Camden.

“I’d like to give a special mention to outgoing Camden Police Commander Richard Tucker who attended yesterday’s event, and thank him for his service to Camden. “Two young Camden residents, Kim Bowden and Reuben Francis from Icandance (a London based charity which offers dance and performance opportunities to children and young people with varying disabilities) performed a very moving dance, that barely left a dry eye in the house. 

“With World Peace Day the following day (yesterday Setpember 21) it was a fitting time to reflect on, and celebrate the rich diversity that exists within our communities and helps make Camden such a special place,” Councillor Revah said. 

Members of Camden’s faith communities came together to offer prayers and blessings for the Mayor, the Borough and its residents.

The British Humanist Association choir performed at the service, with Hannah Morris Youth MP opening the proceedings.

The Mayor has chosen the KIDS Charity, as her chosen charity for her year in office. The charity supports the families of children who have a disability.