This years ambassador is John Whittington, who has been chosen by the Brighouse Charity Gala Committee and Brighouse Ladies Circle to fulfil the role and represent the community.
John is on the committee for the Brighouse 1940's weekend and a regular volunteer in settinng up and dismantling the stalls and the car park.
He is chairman of Brighouse Bumble Bees, which is a running and walking group set up in 2017, the group has 155 members. John was heavily involved in setting up this group and he has always secured a merchandise contract.
He is a director of the Brighouse Park Run (again run by volunteers for the local community). He is also an active fundraiser for Overgate Hospice and attends varios events to help raise money.
John’s first day as Brighouse Charity Gala Ambassador will begin with him judging the floats in the parade, and will be followed by the ceremony where he takes over from 2018’s Brighouse Charity Gala Ambassador Damian Wales. Representatives from Brighouse Ladies Circle and the Brighouse Charity Gala Committee will ensure the rest of John’s day is full, and will give him a guided tour of all the stalls.
The Brighouse Charity Gala this year is taking place on Saturday 29th June at Wellholme Park from 11am, so please come along and support John and all the worthwhile local charities.
For more information about Brighouse Ladies Circle check out: www.ladiescircle.co.uk/brighouse