Known as the busking councillor, Mayor George Crawford has raised many thousands of pounds for charity over the years. When George’s colleagues on the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council elected him Mayor for 2016/17 George decided to fundraise money for MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.
Born and raised in Coleraine, Northern Ireland he joined the Metropolitan Police in 1962 and eventually became a Chief Superintendent, before retiring to work for ten years as head of security for both Wimbledon and Crystal Palace FCs at Selhurst Park Stadium.
His hobby has always been Rugby Union and he played for both London Irish and the Metropolitan Police before retiring to take up refereeing. He worked his way up to the English and Irish Panel of referees, refereeing junior internationals and the final of the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham.
He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service at the end of his police career.
He chose this charity as his great niece in Ireland has recently fought the disease and he also wanted to highlight the work done by his friends, the late Roy Richmond MBE (who was Chairman of Epsom Coaches) and his wife Nancy who worked tirelessly to better the lives of the people of Epsom and Ewell.
It was with their valued support that the Macmillan Butterfly Centre in Epsom Hospital was built and they also funded some of the Macmillan Nurses at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals including a Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist. George now wishes to raise as much money as he can for the betterment of the lives of those who suffer from cancer . He has also arranged a number of events throughout the next twelve months to raise money for MACMILLAN under the umbrella of EPSOM AND EWELL MAYOR’S CHARITY FUND. ALL THE MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT . George does hope that you will support his Charity Fund and give generously to a very good cause.