Mayor's Charity Each Mayor chooses a charity or cause which they support during their year as Mayor. For 2018-19, Cllr Jane MacBean is raising funds for Impress the Chess. This is a conservation partnership caring for the chalk stream which runs through our town. Chalk streams are globally rare habitats and the Chess is under threat from low flows, pollution, habitat loss and invasive species. Impress the Chess has an action plan to help protect and improve the Chess in Chesham. During 2017-18, Cllr Emily Culverhouse raised over £8,000, which she split between The Theatre Shed and Bank Farm, Riding for the Disabled.