On the 11th September the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Clare Darke, hosted the annual Best Foot Forward Presentations. These took place in the Georgian Room at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and were attended by The Mayor’s Consort, representatives of event Patrons, District Governor Brian Reilly, the RAF and ‘Centurions’. ‘Centurions’ are those who completed 100 laps or more at the event in July. President Richard Horrell thanked all those who make Best Foot Forward so successful. Particular thanks went to all the event Patrons. It is their generous contributions to the ‘Charity Pot’ that make the event possible. Major backers of the event are the City Council, the Express & Star, the James Beattie Charitable Trust and Wolverhampton West Magazine,
The Mayor presented Certificates to the ‘Centurions’ including our first two Junior Centurions (under 15 years of age). The Mayor then presented a plaque to a trainee from RAF, Cosford representing the RAF team who did the most laps during four hours on the day. The nominated charities for this year’s event were the Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre, the Wolverhampton Coronary Aftercare Support Group and the Rotary Charitable Trust. The Mayor presented a cheque for £4150 to each of the first two charities.
The event closed with tea and cakes.