Worcester Flower Show was a delight, from the giant vegetables and succulent fruit to the gorgeous dahlias and spectacular carnivorous plants. But it was much more than a flower show. Stall holders sold a variety of enticing foods……I went for the cup cakes, which were delicious! You could buy anything from flowers to handbags or jewellery, or support a local charity. The hand crafts were up to WI standard and the photography competition was a feast for the eyes. I particularly liked the peacock photos, and one of a cheeky toddler.
It was a pleasure to meet members of the Worcestershire Royal Infirmary League of Nurses at the MedicalMuseum. We reminisced over tea and knitting at the “Call the Midwife” event and raised money for the African Maternity Health Link. One in eight women die in childbirth in Sierra Leone, rising to one in five in rural areas. This shocking maternal death rate is the highest in Africa.
There was also a fascinating array of ancient Roman surgical instruments, not that different from some modern equipment and a display of medieval medical herbs.
I am pleased to report that Worcester has recently been re-awarded Fair Trade City status. We marked the occasion with a small reception in the parlour, at which Anthony Wood of Fair Trade Worcester presented me with our Fair Trade certificate.
The Whizz Kids Cycle Tour reached the Arena on Wednesday afternoon, on their two week cross country challenge ride from Lands End to John O’Groats. Whizz Kids provides mobility equipment for disabled children across the UK.