“Look after your neighbours,” was the seasonal message from Lambeth mayor Christopher Wellbelove at the Christmas tree lights switch on.
Mayor Wellbelove has chosen to support and fundraise for Brixton mental health charity Mosaic during his time as Mayor of Lambeth.
Between holding down his social media day job as a senior digital brand manager at OpenReach – his Twitter followers include Barak Obama and Stephen Fry – and switching on Xmas lights – eight so far this year – mayor Wellbelove finds time to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing.
He’s also a man who walks 10,000 steps a day, but admits that not all are in pursuit of his duties as mayor. When he’s not wearing his chain of office, he’s a Pokéman Go fanatic in and around the Clapham Town ward where he lives.
Wellbelove, who suffers from depression himself, recently came up with the idea of a charity song to raise awareness of mental health issues in the borough. Hear My Song is written and composed by Tony Power and performed by Two’s Company: Phil Lee Thomas and Laura Hunt.
Wellbelove does the voiceover on the second track and tells in his own words how depression affects himself.
The song is available from all major download sites. You can donate to the Mayor’s chosen charity at tinyurl.com/donatemayor