THE MAYOR of Westminster paid a visit to the world's oldest youth club in Pimlico.
Recently-elected Cllr Duncan Sandys introduced himself to members of St Andrew's Youth Club, in Old Pye Street.
He has chosen the youth club, which opened in 1886, as the charity which he will raise money for during his year in office as mayor.
Cllr Sandys, accompanied by his wife Mary Brown Sandys, chatted to members and took part in a game of table football.
He said: "I've visited St Andrew's over the years in my role as a local councillor and have always been struck by the energy, diversity and positive attitudes I've witnessed.
"During my year in office I will be aiming to raise substantial funds for this fantastic club that does such sterling work for hundreds of young people in south Westminster."
Club manager for 24 years, Paul Whittle, added that he was delighted the club had been chosen as the mayor's charity of the year.
He said: "We all look forward to working with Cllr Duncan Sandys in what promises to be an exciting, busy and beneficial year ahead."