After a year of proudly serving her town, Mayor of Morley Coun Wyn Kidger is handing over her chains.
During her year, Coun Kidger is particulary proud of her fundraising for many groups, raising a grand sum of around £5,000.
Coun Kidger, who was elected to represent the Woodkirk ward for Morley Borough Independents in this month’s Morley Town Council elections, said she has had a fantastic year.
She said:“It’s been brilliant. I’ve done so much over the past year from fundraising events to representing our town at 10 Downing Street while visiting with Andrea Jenkyns.”
And even though she missed out at the Leeds City Council elections to represent Morley South, Coun Kidger is still determined to work hard for the town.
She said: “I was disappointed, but you just have to get on with it. As one door closes, many more open and to top the poll for Woodkirk is an honour.”
Throughout the year, she has taken a different approach to fundraising, presenting money to everyone from community groups, dance troupes and sports teams .
She said: “We’ve raised about £5,000 over the year and money is still being raised for our community. I’ve presented a lot to local groups and £1,600 to Terry Yorath House. It’s been a brilliant year and I have met many wonderful people and made lots of new friends.”
Coun Bob Gettings, said: “Wyn has devoted all her energies to the role as Mayor. Her warm personality, her ability to network with all sections of our community have brought real benefits not only to our town but to so many individuals, finding jobs and making good business links. The whole year she has spoken about the honour of being Mayor and has striven to do her best. This she has done with great distinction.”
John Baldwin from Glen Juniors, who Coun Kidger has supported, said: “I would like to thank Coun Kidger for her kind support for the Glen Juniors 14s blue team. Without this kind of support from people like Wyn, local organisations like Glen Juniors would not be able to provide for the local kids.”
The new Mayor will be announced tonight at the Morley Town Council meeting.