A South Leeds community group has been named as one of just forty recipients of a prestigious community initiative award.
The Duke of York’s Community Initiative is presented annually to a small number of Yorkshire based organisations that having been subjected to rigorous and robust scrutiny are deemed: “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.”
St Andrew’s Pantomime Group was founded in 1970 to provide a community based drama and pantomime group in South Leeds.
The Initiative, which was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of York in 1998, exists to both encourage and reward innovative and inspirational community projects in Yorkshire and the Humber, and later this week representatives of St Andrew’s Pantomime Group will travel to Bridlington Spa’s Royal Hall to attend a luncheon at which His Royal Highness will personally present recipients of the 2013 awards with their citations.
Chairman of the Group, Simon Forster, is delighted with the award. He says:
“An Award like this is recognition of the hard work put into the Group by so many people, and will undoubtedly guide us forward to grow the Group and it’s activities to serve the local South Leeds Community in an even wider sense.”