A PLEDGE to “keep our beautiful and wonderful town flourishing” is how new Leamington mayor Caroline Evetts described the town she will represent for the next 12 months.
A Leamington resident for more than 50 years, Coun Evetts was formally appointed mayor at a ceremony at the town hall.
Caroline, a qualified State Registered Nurse, developed a particular interest in geriatric nursing that led to her establishing and running two nursing homes in Leamington
She said: “I have found caring for others including some very vulnerable patients – one of whom survived the Titanic – hugely rewarding.
“Through my work I have received great joy in helping others and I hope to continue this during my term in office.”
Coun Evetts will be supporting her chosen charities of NSPCC, whom she has a special interest in having worked to support the organisation for more than 50 years. Her other chosen charities, close to her heart, are the Samaritans and the Alzheimer’s Society.
She added: “It is a great honour and privilege to represent the people of Leamington that work so hard at making it the thriving success it is.”
Described by fellow town councillors as a true Leamingtonian and devotee of the arts she has raised hundreds-of-thousands of pounds for different Leamington charities – including organising a fashion show where she appeared as a model. In her spare-time she is a passionate gardener having recently won two Leamington in Bloom Awards for the Small Gardens category.