A Gildersome woman is the new president of Soroptimist International of Dewsbury.
Janet Town hopes to raise awareness of the organisation’s work to improve the lives of women and girls.
“Not everybody knows what we do,” Mrs Town said. “I’m looking to do a lot more in the local area.”
She has nominated British Heart Foundation as the branch’s charity for 2013/14 in memory of her late father.
More than £950 was raised for Dewsbury and District Women’s Health Group by local members in 2012/13.