Category Archives: Mayor Of Wisbech

You’re Welcome!

You’re Welcome!

Received this by email:

It was absolutely my honour to attend.  Thank you for inviting me.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

It was great to visit the new Helping Hands facility on Algores Way today.

Helping Hands are an organisation who provide help and day centre activities for people with learning difficulties of various kinds.

They have opened a brand new location in Wisbech, which is great news for local people who need this kind of caring support.

The organisation had me cut their red ribbon to officially declare them open and then gave me a tour of the new building, which was very impressive indeed.

http://www.thehelpinghandsgroup.org.uk/

WGS Rugby Club Fundraising

WGS Rugby Club Fundraising

I was out today with the WGS Rugby Club to support their fundraising efforts.

I met the lads at Tesco, where the supermarket giant are supporting their efforts.

The lads were there last night and again today and are trying to bike the distance of their American Rugby tour, 385 miles, using the static bikes and rowers.

During all this furious fundraising activity they were also selling American themed cakes!

Later in the year, twenty-five boys from the school’s 5th and 6th Form will play Rugby starting in San Francisco and finishing in Los Angeles. They will act as ambassadors for the school and the game of Rugby.

They are raising money for their chosen charity – Wooden Spoon Rugby – and also towards the Rugby Tour.

School Of Rock

School Of Rock

Students and teachers of Thomas Clarkson Academy ….

you ROCKED it tonight.

The School of Rock show was just stunning. The energy, the talent, the enthusiasm, the music, the acting, the whole show was just brilliant from beginning to end.

I wish there was another night of the show so I could go and see it again.

Thank you all. It was awesome.

**Particularly proud of my Son.  Who joined the cast as “Billy” five days before the show and had to learn the entire thing in less than a week.  Well done Joe.  We were super proud.

Rose Lodge Birthdays

Rose Lodge Birthdays
I popped into Rose Lodge again today to wish two residents a very happy birthday.
 
Eric Parsons, who is 90 this week.
 
And Edna Cooper who is 102.
 
Real milestone birthdays and it was lovely to get a chance to celebrate with them.

The Brinks Festival, Colour Run, 2017

The Brinks Festival, Colour Run, 2017

The Colour Run is a part of the Brinks Festival.https://www.thebrinksfestival.org/ This morning I joined a huge group of other mad people to run 5K around Wisbech Park in the blazing sun while other people threw paint at us. I seemed to get a LOT of paint, which may have had something to do with the MC shouting: “There’s the Mayor, GET HIM” or words to that effect throughout the event. :) :)

It was enormous fun. The whole thing served as a reminder of how unfit I am :) Well done to everybody else though, I wish I could have kept up with you better! But I did get to the finish line, so that’ll do for now ;) ;)

Those superfit people from the running club looked like they’d taken a gentle stroll, while some of us gasped for air and gulped water down.

Enjoyed every minute of it.

Lois Smith Fundraising Fun Day

Lois Smith Fundraising Fun Day
This afternoon I was invited to a fundraising afternoon at the Wisbech Rugby Club on behalf of a local lady, Lois Smith.
 
They are raising money for cancer treatment which isn’t funded by the NHS.
 
The turnout was exceptional, with so many local people coming together to support this important cause.
 
It was a glorious sunny day and everybody was having a ball. I was accompanied by some friends and I think we took part on almost every game stall, as well as enjoying a large jug of Pimms. The DJ was playing some classic tunes and it was impossible not to have a fantastic time.
 
We spent a fair bit of money, and made a donation, but this is all in a good cause and it was well worth every penny for the fun we had.

Happy Birthday Nora Drew!

Happy Birthday Nora Drew!
It was a great honour to visit Rose Lodge Care Home in North Ward / Waterlees today and wish the delightful Nora Drew happy returns for the day on this, her 100th Birthday.
 
She didn’t know I was coming, or that I was bringing flowers, so it was nice to be able to surprise her and wish her all the best.
 
Happy Birthday Nora!

Clarkson School Fete

Clarkson School Fete
This morning I popped into the Clarkson School Fete, where parents, staff and kids were busy having a whole bunch of fun and raising money at the same time.
 
I was keen to help promote the “Walk With Me” Campaign, being championed by parents and local residents.
 
I joined it with all the games and tried to take part in everything, including getting to pour a bucket of water on the Head Teacher and her Deputy, for which task I enlisted some of the students to help.
 
Well done everybody, excellent event!

FDC Chairman’s Reception

FDC Chairman’s Reception
Friday night I travelled with some friends and colleagues to Whittlesey for the Chairman’s Reception, hosted by the Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr. Kay Mayor.
 
It was a well-attended event with lots of familiar faces and friends present. We had a very nice evening and I’d like to thank the FDC Chairman for inviting me to such a pleasant event.