OUTGOING Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr John Kaiser praised residents for their support during his past municipal year as they helped him raise more than £24,000 for charity.
In his closing speech before he stepped down, Cllr Kaiser shared some of his experiences of the past 12 months.
Some of his highlights included meeting a resident who was 105 and used to be a cross country skier.
And he thanked councillors for their support, while praising council staff for their hard work.
But it was the support he had received from people who had made donations to Me2 Club, a Woodley-based charity that helps disabled youngsters take part in activities such as Scouts or Cubs.
The donations totalled £24,193.
Cllr Kaiser also nominated his deputy, Cllr Bill Soane, to become the next mayor. This was seconded by Cllr Simon Weeks and the voted approving Cllr Soane was unanimous.
“Bill has been a real support for me, a real rock. He’s covered events that I couldn’t make, it’s worked extremely well,” Cllr Kaiser said.