Hello, I am Richard Kitchen-Dunn, and with my wife Gloria, the founder of KD Decoratives Ltd with HQ in Lockwood, Huddersfield. KD specialise in the supply of Christmas decorations for the biggest shopping centres throughout the UK and all over the world. KD is also a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of theme park ride decoration, seasonal displays, animation animatronics and theming.
I am absolutely delighted to be a Patron of the KGA and look forward to lending my lifetime"s expertise and experience, in particular, to supporting young people in Kirklees achieve their aspirations.
Ian Clayton was born on 4th September 1959 in Featherstone, West Yorkshire and is a jobbing writer, story teller and broadcaster being known as an author and presenter for Yorkshire TV.
He loves books, films and music. He is a traveller, a collector, a gatherer and is passionate about finding the voice of the common people.
Ian's most recent book, published as a Penguin paperback, is called "Our Billie: Learning to Live with Every Family´s Worst Nightmare". "Ian has taken the worst experience a parent can endure and has spun it into a love poem of such potency and tenderness that even grief takes a back seat... By the end of it we all love Billie; we all mourn her untimely passing, and we are all enriched for having known her. Joanne Harris"
Ian has also authored 'Bringing it all back home' which is "a music-powered helter-skelter of living and learning, as perceptive as a Bob Dylan lyric and as earthy as a Bessie Smith blues."
Captivating and passionate, Ian is a source of inspiration, speaks the language of and is truly in touch with local people. This was never more evident than at the end of the KGA launch when during his reminiscing after dinner everybody was so mesmerised with what Ian had to say, you could hear a pin drop.
Ian´s patronage exemplifies what the KGA is all about
You can find out more about Ian Clayton on his website: www.ianclayton.info
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