On the 18th May 2010 I felt proud and privileged to be handed the Chain of Office and become Mayor of Lutterworth for 2010 – 2011, after serving as a Councillor for 8 years.
Family and friends were there to support me and I was delighted that representatives from each of my chosen charities of LOROS Hospice, The Royal British Legion and The Salvation Army were in attendance on the evening.
I am looking forward to my year and hope to run several events that the local community can attend, and above all enjoy, to raise money to be divided equally between my chosen charities.
On the 19th May I attended Morrisons at Lutterworth as they launched their Charity Appeal for the year, which is for LOROS Hospice, and is basically encouraging people to drop a pound in their Charity Box.
The 26th May was my first Charity event, which was a Dinner & Auction held at the Indian Vojon in Bank Street, Lutterworth. Some of the auction items included a signed Leicester Tigers Shirt, a bottle of House of Lords Whiskey, a snooker cue signed by Mark Selby and Toboggan session at the Tamworth Snowdome. The event was very successful and enjoyed by everyone who attended, and the staff at the Indian Vojon were excellent.
Next it was off to Chambourcy, in France, over the bank holiday weekend, which is the town that Lutterworth is twinned with. Gill and I went with the Twinning Association and were made to feel very welcome by the French family that put us up for the weekend. During our time there we toured Paris, had a guided tour of the Victorian galleries (these were actually shopping arcades), went to a French Market and to a country park. During the Civic reception I met the Mayor of Chambourcy and presented him with a framed picture of Lutterworth landmarks. His English was basically non-existant, as was my French, so an interpreter was needed!
So, that sums up May - more to follow soon! Please feel free to add your comments and I will do my best to respond.