Last night I was invited to attend Beeston Town Hall and, along with four others, was awarded an honour. For two of us the award was to become an Alderman of the Borough of Broxtowe. The others became a Freeman of the Borough of Broxtowe. It was a great evening and we were all very grateful for the attention received. Many thanks to those who put our names forward for these significant awards. And, in my own case, many thanks to my wife Lillian, all my family and all my friends and colleagues for all you have done with me and for me over the years. More information is available here.
Last week I gave an invited talk to Bramcote Probus. I spoke about "My Life as a Politician". Afterwards I was asked to write a summary of the talk for their magazine Probability. You can see the summary of the talk here.
I just want to say a big thank you to all those who sponsored me for the walk that I performed with my dog Charlie. As I reported, we made it to Langley Mill and back which was a total of 19.7 miles. Many people have been highly generous and the total amount of sponsorship received amounted to £2386.82 all of which has now been sent to the charities. One or two donors specifically asked for their donation to be used exclusively for the scouts or St Michael's and this created a small imbalance in the amounts that were passed on. The results was that SW Notts Scouts received £1243.41 to help fund scouts attending the International Jamboree, and St Michael's Church received £1143.41 to fund important church projects. Once again, many, many thanks to all those who were so kind in sponsoring us.
Here are the details of the charity walk completed today. Thanks very much to all those who are supporting this event. I will post the final total of the donations received.
I am delighted to report that the Mayor Stapleford Cllr Chris Rice and his wife Kath have accepted an invitation to attend the fundraising barbecue on 26 August. Many thanks to the Town Clerk, Margaret Downie for arranging this.