New Barnet mayor Anthony Finn has named Camp Simcha as one of the charities he will support during his year in office.
Councillor Finn has chosen to support the Hendon-based charity which aims at improving the quality of life for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, a local charity providing practical support to life-limited children and their families, is to be the other mayoral charity.
The new mayor said: "I hope to serve the borough well, while raising important funds for two very worthy local charities."
Councillor Finn has been a Hendon resident for 62 years and a Hendon ward councillor since 1990. The mayoress will be his wife, Anita.
He has served as a governor of Hasmonean High School and is currently a governor at Pardes House Primary.