Dec 30

The church, with the help of Morley Elderly Action, has given 1600 calendars to pensioners who live in the town and surrounding villages.  Further copies have been given to local councillors, civic leaders and shopkeepers in Morley but probably the most supprising distribution  has been to servicemen on one of the world’s remotest airfields at Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Church members were contacted by the RAF Padre on Ascension who had heard of their annual distribution of thousands of calendars throughout the town each year.  He enquired if a quantity could be sent to Ascension for distribution to RAF personnel, families and support workers over the new year period. Local RAF cadets from the Air Training Corps 168 (Leeds) Squadron volunteered their assistance and helped the church pastor in despatching the calendars.  They were flown from RAF Brize Norton to the island.