Sunday, 29 November 2009

London Crimestoppers

I am delighted to have been invited to join the London Crimestoppers Board, and look forward to attending my first Board meeting in December.

Crimestoppers is a fantastic charity which helps find criminals and solve crimes. Many of you will know it from its involvement in Crimewatch, and the number 0800 555 111 which you can call to give information entirely anonymously.

As with many charities, much of its work is done by volunteers, and there are a number of regional boards. I will be joining the London Board, and working alongside the team to help with projects across London, and assisting with fundraising.

If you would like to get more involved, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

London Crimestoppers Brain game

I was delighted to attend the 14th London Crimstoppers Brain Game at the Guildhall last night, and to offer my assistance.

This is one of the key fundraisers for the charity, and I am one of the volunteers that helps the wonderful Liz Manning with the smooth running on the night.

This year I looked after the League of Gentlemen, and a security company. My table were incredibly generous with their donations to the raffle, and I won the prize for looking after the table who donated the most.

The event is an annual event, and any businesses interested in attending should drop me an e-mail and let me know. The event is supremely organised by Liz Manning, and is in the wonderful setting of the London Guildhall.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Remembrance Sunday

Today I attended with other Conservatives, and members of the public, the Tower Hamlets Cemetry Remembrance Sunday service. Cllr Rupert Eckart laid a wreath on behalf of the Conservatives in Tower Hamlets.

The men and women that laid down their lives in the First and Second World Wars are important to remember - the impact of war on the East End, and in particular the Blitz is stark, and the devestation that was caused. I remember though and thank those who laid down their lives for their dedication to freedom and democracy, values that are incredibly important to me, and millions of others.

We also remember those who lay down their lives even now, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Whether you agree with the decision to go to war, the fact that these men and women die serving their country is something that should and (I will always) commemorate, and remember.