The Mayor of Morley has been spreading the joy by helping local groups.
Coun Wyn Kidger has been raising money throughout her year as the town’s Mayor, ready to be distributed to local community groups, be it dancers, crafts or sports.
The 6th Morley Scouts were just one group of children to have been on the receiving end of Coun Kidger’s generosity after she invited them along to the Mayor’s parlour and presented them with a cheque so they can buy walkie talkies.
Tingley Athletic U8s football team were given a belated Christmas bash of a meal and a pool tournament at the New Scarborough pub at Tingley, paid for by the Mayor’s Charity Fund and were also presented with new shirts.
Another group celebrating was the Morley Amateur Operatic Society kids club who were also presented with cash from the fund.
Coun Kidger said: “I was pleased to be able to help these young dedicated people in Morley and I would like to say thank you and well done to them all.”
Keeping busy, Coun Kidger also spent time visiting pupils at her old school, Woodkirk Academy, to view their impressive inclusion facilities.
She spent time touring the Pupil Support Area and the Learning Support Unit and wasted no time engaging with pupils, explaining the meaning and the history of the Mayoral Chain of Office and conversing with them about the challenges they faced and how they were being supported by the academy to overcome their difficulties and achieve their aims - perhaps even becoming Mayor one day.