Cadishead Councillor Christine Hudson has the honour of representing the City of Salford for the next year after being installed at Ceremonial Mayor for Salford in a special ceremony held at the Civic Centre recently.
Christine age 74 has been a Councillor for the Cadishead ward since 1997 and will now represent Salford at civic and public functions as well as raising as much money as possible for her chosen charities.
Christine will be supported in her role by two Mayoress’s daughter Colette Nelson age 48 and Christine’s Sister Lynda Waring age 67. Colette is a legal secretary specialising and working for the ‘disease team’. She is looking forward to helping mum, meeting new people and representing Salford to the best of her abilities. Lynda a retired social worker and clinical support worker at Hope Hospital said, “We are all looking forward to meeting people and raising as much money as we can for the Mayors Charity.”
Christine has two sons Garry and Stephen Cooke as well as Colette and has been and avid supporter of Cadishead Band for a number of years. She is a trustee for the ‘Salfordian’ in Southport and for Age UK.
Christine has chosen for her Mayoral charities the Andrew Cooke Trust and Andrew Cooke Memorial Fund, Young Carers and the ‘Salfordian’ Hotel.
She added, “I am looking forward greatly to my year as Salford’s First Citizen, especially looking forward to meeting the vast amount of volunteers working hard for our community. I am also looking forward to visiting our schools and colleges and representing our great City of Salford.”
Due to massive cuts in budgets across the board at Salford, including the Ceremonial Mayors office, Christine will be arranging the catering at some of the Mayoral events at the Civic Centre with the help of friend. Photographer Bill McLaughlin has also chipped in and will be covering Mayoral events across Salford for Christine when he can for free to help keep a record of the mayor’s year in office.