Last Friday, I hosted my Charity Auction at The Guildhall. Around fifty people turned up and were treated to a superb performance by Sass Capella, six sassy ladies who sing in harmony. This was followed by the auction and over twenty lots attracted enthusiastic bidding. Over £2,300 was raised for my charities and will pay for disadvantaged city children to go on adventure breaks and support the air ambulance. A massive thank you to my auctioneer David Stuart-Smith, to everyone who donated items for sale, Guildhall staff and volunteers who served food and drinks, to Sass Capella and everyone who came.
On Tuesday, we made a flying visit to Sight Concern’s AGM and Supporters’ Event. This charity provides superb support and advice to local people with limited vision and is helped by a large number of volunteers.
Later, we attended the first LGBT+ History Month celebration at the Horn and Trumpet. There were interesting displays and I was fascinated to be reminded how the law has changed during my lifetime and that more tolerance has helped to make many lives much happier.
On Thursday, we were pleased to attend the opening of the University of Worcester’s new Language Centre.
I also welcomed to the Parlour members of the Albany Fellowship, a social group based at the United Reformed Church in Albany Terrace which I regularly attend. It was good to share afternoon tea and chat about being Mayor to my friends.
The Royal Life Saving Society recently relocated to a new office in London Road, Worcester. The Mayoress and I were pleased to attend the launch event. We watched a demonstration of the life-saving skills they had taught when we opened the new swimming pool in January, and it was good to see them settled in their new home.