1 June 2016.
AM Attended Coffee morning in the Parish Church in aid of Cancer Research, this event is extremely important as it raises funds for Cancer Research which is carried out at Newcastle. There are over 200 types of Cancer and there have been great strides over the past decade to find ways of fighting this terrible disease. It is more important to me as one of my charities is Bowel Cancer research, this disease is the second biggest Cancer killer but if caught early can be cured!
This group of volunteers have raised over their 60yrs a staggering £100,000, and a cheque today for over £3,000, an amazing feat. I hope that the next event raises even more money and that it gets the attendance it deserves. Web page www.cruk.org. Well done to everyone.
PM Attended Preston Park where I met up with The High Sherriff of North Yorkshire John Furness, High Sherriff of Durham Gerard Salvin, Leader of the Council Bob Cook and CEO Neil Schneider. We showed the guests around Preston Museum and grounds then toured the borough visiting Yarm, Stockton High street, North Shore, Stockton Riverside, Thornaby, and Ingleby Barwick. We also visited the prestigious factories of NIFCO and CAVOTEC; it’s true to say that they were impressed by the growth and regeneration of the area along with the expansion of the industries.
I know I felt really proud showing off our area with all the positive things that have and are happening.
2 June 2016
Attended the Calalyst achievement awards at Wynyard Hall. It was an honour to attend this event which recognises those who have achieved so much benefiting so many in our society. There were 11 categories this year with record number of nominees, giving the judges a headache! We were treated to some great music by Connor Richardson. It was a fantastic night with not only worthy winners but worthy nominees, the event culminated in the Outstanding Achievement award which went to Suzanne Fletcher because she demonstrated an exceptional commitment and positive impact over time to the lives of people of Stockton, well deserved Suzanne!
I would like to thank the organisers, staff, officers, sponsors, judges and most of all the nominees and winners for a great night that recognised what fantastic sets of volunteers we have in our region. To see a list of nominees and winners in the various categories go to www.catalyststockton.org
3 June 2016
Attended Annual lunch at the home of Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Barry Dodds CBE, there I met civic heads from all over North Yorkshire, such as Lord Mayor of York, Mayor of Scarborough, Mayor Redcar and Cleveland. Gave them an overview of what Stockton had to offer and the strides made over the years. I would thank Barry and Frances for showing such hospitality and hope to meet up again.
4 June 2016
Attended Teesside model Air Show, Redmarshall Model Aircraft Club Air field. I was totally amazed at the sophistication and size of these aircraft. There was every conceivable type of craft including Bombers, Stunt, bi planes, and Jet engine planes; there was even a newly built Corsair plane which was huge with 4 turbo prop engines. This plane has not received clearance from the relevant authority to fly yet so it did some taxi runs, I have to admit the sheer work put into building and flying these models was tremendous and I would urge anyone who is remotely interested to contact Teesside Model Flying Club on either Facebook or website.
5 June 2016 (there are two 7 o’clocks in a day).
Attended Historic Commercial vehicle Society North East, at Riverside College, there must have been about 120 + assorted vintage vehicles (20 yrs. + for a commercial vehicle). These ranged from old haulage vehicles, Ambulances, Fire Engines, Car transporters with old cars on board, etc. All these vehicles had been well looked after and were a credit to their owners , they were travelling from Teesside to Tyneside fingers crossed they all made it, if not there were actually a couple of old break down vehicles in the rally. To contact the Society www.HCVS.co.uk.