Mayor’s Week: 28 February – 6 March 2014

Mayor’s Week: 28 February – 6 March 2014

Last week, I was honoured to inspect the parade and present several awards to our local squadron of Air Cadets. The cadets also showed videos of their experiences during the year, including a visit to Normandy. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

 Many thanks to the Glevum Big Band for a memorable night of jazz and swing in aid of the Mayor’s charities and Acorns Children’s Hospice. The audience was very appreciative and packed to capacity.

 Saturday saw the Young Enterprise Fair on the High Street, with a range of attractive companies and imaginative products on display. Eco-friendly was a big theme.  I came home with some gorgeous rose scented artisan soap, an ingenious lamp made from a bottle, jam and chutney.  Congratulations to the fledgling companies for a superb effort – I am only glad I wasn’t one of the judges.

The Gormley family and friends spent Saturday at KGV raising money to support people who have MS. The football academy was playing a series of lively tactical matches – the WCT Raiders are through to the finals once again. The day included a disco in the evening for those adults who survived their afternoon football matches!  Joking apart, I hope the Gormleys raised loads of money for this worthy cause.

This week, the Lions Club presented Community Service Awards and Grants of £300 to local community organisations to fund small projects that might not otherwise be possible. You can support the Lions fund raising efforts by attending one of their Guildhall coffee mornings. Their cakes are superb!


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