A community pantomime group, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has been given a royal seal of approval.
The St Andrew’s Pantomime Group, which is run out of the St Andrew’s Community Centre, in Old Lane, Beeston, has been a staple of the area since it was set up to raise money for St Andrew’s Methodist Church by residents in 1970.
Having raised over £20,000 for charities over the past decade, members have expressed their delight at being named a recipient of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative award.
Simon Forster, chairman of the group, said: “This is recognition of the hard work put into the group by so many people, and will undoubtedly guide us forward to grow so that our activities can serve the south Leeds community in an even wider sense.”
The award is being presented to 40 good causes in Yorkshire this year. Visit www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk for further information.