Worcester Concert Brass has a concert in the Guildhall on 24th March to raise money for my charities. This is always a popular event, but there are some £8 tickets left.
My charity James Bond themed casino “Shaken Not Stirred” on April 1st is selling well, and will be a fun night. Tickets are £40 including a hot meal, live music, casino chips and wine. Why not book a table for ten and get 10% off? You can find out more by phoning 01905 722001.
Herefordshire County Council held its civic service in Hereford Cathedral on Sunday 12th March. I love being in cathedrals. The grandeur, the organ and choral music, the opportunity to sing hymns and to hear words of inspiration delivered to a large congregation, all gathered for the same purpose, definitely lifted my spirits.
The service was a celebration of children and young people and it was encouraging to learn that Herefordshire Council gives a high priority to their welfare.
Monday was Commonwealth Flag Day and I paid my part by making a short speech in front of the Guildhall as the Commonwealth flag was unfurled on top of the building. About one third of the world’s population live in Commonwealth countries and the Commonwealth is a force for democracy, cooperation and peace between nations.
I have been a trustee of Worcester City Parish Relief in Need Charity for the past 15 years and attended its quarterly meeting at St Swithun’s Institute in The Trinity on Tuesday afternoon. This small church-based charity makes grants to Worcester people who are facing financial difficulties. This time we had a low number of applications, which is surprising because I know that many local people are struggling.
About twenty ladies from Kempsey Women’s Institute visited The Parlour on Wednesday and I was delighted to take them on a tour of The Guildhall and tell them some of its history.