Former Mayor of Wakefield Hands Over Cash To Charities

Abseiling, bowling and a Christmas party helped the former Mayor of Wakefield raise more than £16,000 for charity.

Coun Elaine Blezard raised £16,566.03 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other charities during her time as ayor from May 2012 to May 2013.

The money was raised through activities and events including an abseil down Wakefield Cathedral, a bowling night and a Christmas party. Coun Blezard also received donations for her various organisations.

A special event was held at Wakefield Town Hall earlier this month where she presented the cheques to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other local charities. She thanked everyone involved and also her family for their support. She said: “I would like to thank everyone for their support and commitment in helping us raise this money for such a worthwhile cause.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time as mayor and it was a huge privilege to be asked and a great honour to represent the district.”