THE Mayor proved a hit with youngsters at a city youth club.
Mayor of Sunderland, Coun Stuart Porthouse, went along in his mayoral robes to talk with young people at the Farringdon Jubilee Centre.
Coun Porthouse, who took over as Mayor in June, talked to the children about his role.
Jemma Amer, general manager at the centre, said Coun Porthouse has been on the board of governors for many years and the young people enjoyed his visit.
She said: “The Launch Pad group, which is the after school club for seven to 11-year-olds, were having an America versus Germany day and were trying hot dogs and bratwurst to see which they liked best, and the Mayor joined in with that.
“A lot of kids don’t really know what a Mayor is, so it was good for them to find out. The younger ones had loads of questions and I was surprised how forthright they were.”
After the Launch Pad group finished, Coun Porthouse stayed at the centre to spend time with the young people, aged 12 and over, at the youth club. Jemma said: “He spoke to them about what he does as a councillor and Mayor and also asked them if they would support him with bag packing to raise money for the Mayor’s Charity Fund.”