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Cllr Jim Dodds , Mayor of Kirklees, 2016/17

Each year the Mayor of Kirklees announces which charity he/she will be supporting during their year in office. 

This year, the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Jim Dodds, BEM, has picked the Royal British Legion for his chosen charity.

There are a number of charity events planned throughout the year to raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause. Fundraising events will be advertised in the local press, but to mention a few:

  • Charity Bike Ride - 23/24 June 2016
  • Blitz Dance - 25 June 2016
  • Dragon Boat Race - 9 July 2016
  • Mayor’s Cricket Team V Emmerdale - 17 July 2016
  • Huddersfield Has Talent Show - 20 August 2016
  • Mayor's Golf Day - 2 September 2016
  • Last Night at the Proms - 23 September 2016
  • Sporting Legends Dinner - 20 October 2016
  • Sing for Peace - 4 November 2016
  • Festival of Remembrance - 11 November 2016
  • Poppy Dash - 13 November 2016
  • Huddersfield Giants V Combined Services Rugby League Team - January 2017

Your support is needed to help those who have fought our wars and now we must fight their battles.

You can make donations either via the Mayor's Just Giving page or cheques made payable to "The Mayor’s Charity" and sent to The Mayor's Office, Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA.

Donations can also be made direct into the Mayor's Charity Account - Sort Code: 53-61-07; Account No: 69358508.

Cllr Dodds has also produced a fund-raising 18-month calendar which is to honour all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving the country, but especially those who have recently lost their lives in Afghanistan.