As we move towards the end of January, my diary is starting to fill up for this new year!
This week I was able to catch up with representatives from my chosen charities to talk over the up and coming events which I hope will raise money for their causes.
There were a number to talk about: a concert brass evening, a medical lecture, a quiz night and my Charity Dinner – the latter will be held on 23 March at the Guildhall. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Starbuck Theatre Company from Birmingham, singing songs from the West End and Broadway Musicals. An auction and raffle will be held on the evening and tickets are available for £30 each. If you would like to book tickets or need further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday afternoon was really enlightening; we entertained four Year 7 children from Worcester’s New College. One young lady was partially sighted, and the three boys had no vision. They wanted to visit the Parlour to discover more about the role of the mayor and councillors, as well as to learn about the history of Worcester and Guildhall in particular.
The children held various artefacts in the Parlour, discovering their shape and texture. On an embossed wall carving they could recognise the castle and three pears that symbolise Worcester. I think the children particularly enjoyed being able to wear the Mayor’s robes and chain.
Continuing with my focus on volunteering, Alison and I also entertained the ladies of the Worcester Floral Arrangement Society in the Parlour. They give their time generously to arrange flowers for the Cathedral and sometimes the Guildhall too. Additionally they hold ‘Junior’ mornings (third Saturday of every month at Hallow Community Hall) where young people are encouraged to learn this art.
And finally, hoping you won’t get bored with hearing about this, I’m on a countdown of approximately six weeks until my Tandem Skydive. No butterflies setting in yet – other than to say now it’s getting nearer, the notion of being pushed out of the aircraft is fast moving from concept to reality! Iff you would care to sponsor this ridiculous behaviour then please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveMackay It really is appreciated –Thank you.