A TOWN'S Mayor has been left red-faced after a he boobed on a thank you card to hundreds of care workers.

The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Chris McEwan, decided to send ‘thank you’ cards and plants to 650 care workers in the town.

As well as working in partnership with Darlington Inner Wheel, the Mayor managed to secure generous sponsorship from market trader Robin Blair, Corstorphine and Wright Architects, Haughton Residents’ Association, The Sherwoods Group, tgi Media, and ELG Planning.

However, the Mayor made a slight boob when it came to acknowledging the sponsors on the cards.

Instead of ELG Planning, a planning consultancy based in Coniscliffe Road, he credited ELG Group – which happens to be the European Lingerie Group.

“I take full responsibility,” confessed the red-faced Mayor.

Luckily, ELG planning have a sense of humour. Director Jeremy Good commented: “Hopefully, it’s raised a giggle, and the main thing is that the care workers know how much they’re appreciated.”

Meanwhile, Inner Wheel president, Karen Campbell, was left to conclude: “You can’t get the staff.”

Never mind, Mister Mayor, thongs can only get better.