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We’re having a Street Party

We’re having a party. Not just any party.  A Street Party.

We’ll be raising money for the Charlie Cookson Foundation and celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It’s free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Poster- website

There’ll be food and drink, games and competitions and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having fun and enjoying games with your friends and family.

Come along and join us for what promises to be a great day.

You can find out more or let me know you’ll be coming here

If you can’t come to the party but want to help you can donate at

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A right royal celebration

Bunting drawing

It’s Party Time

As you probably know the Queen is 90 this year.  Although her actual birthday was on 21 April the country will continue to celebrate in style until her Official Birthday in June.  We’ve already seen beacons lit across the country, new stamps release and a televised pageant from the grounds of Windsor Castle.

And there’s still more to come with a service of thanksgiving on 10 June, Trooping of the Colour (Birthday Parade) on 11 June and the Patrons Lunch and Street Party in the Mall on 12 June.  Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, that in true British style, there’ll also be extended pub opening hours on Friday 10 June.

As there’s to be a whole weekend of celebrations in London I thought it would be nice to find a way to join in. So after much thought (well about 10 minutes anyway) I’ve decided I’m going to have a………………………

Street Party


on Sunday 12 June

And it’s not just to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday.  It’s to raise funds for the Charlie Cookson Foundation as well 

I’m still finalising the arrangements but I promise it will be a great day for all the family.  More information will follow in the next couple of days but if you live in or around South Shields why not put the date in your diary now.

Want to volunteer to help? Leave a comment, send me a tweet, or post a message on Facebook

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Lose to win – Week 17

I’ve tried to be good this week.  Unfortunately I haven’t always succeeded.

For example I bought some chocolate flavour cereal bars to have for breakfast.  They’re really nice and at only 99 calories perfect for my calorie controlled diet – or so you would think.

Not in my case because I somehow managed to eat the whole box (there’s 4 in a box) in less than an hour – turns out the chocolate rush was just too much for me – so I won’t be buying them again.

Then I attended the UNISON Northern Region Disabled Members Policy Weekend in Durham which meant an overnight stay in a hotel.  I intended to be good and go swimming but I forgot my swimming costume.  And the Prosecco and cake were just too tempting – it was someone’s birthday so it would be rude not to.

Shadow Ministers Emma Lewell-Buck and Pat Glass join UNISON Disabled Members Northern

Shadow Ministers Emma Lewell-Buck and Pat Glass join UNISON Disabled Members Northern

But the rest of the time I haven’t been too bad.  So this morning I could only hope the scales wouldn’t be too unkind.

And the result is………….

12st 7

I’ve lost 1 pound.  I’m heading in the right direction.  But only just so I need to be much better this week and not take anything for granted.  After all a couple of weeks ago it looked like I might hit my target by June but that’s now looking increasingly unlikely.

But at least it’s another £1 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation.  And with no special occasions expected this week hopefully the results will start to improve again.

If you’re impressed with my success you can add to my £’s for pounds at or to donate by phone text FIFB50 £1 to 70070


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