After attending some meetings in my office yesterday morning and dealing with some surgery matters I spent some time in the Millgate doing a bit of shopping. Despite spending half the year in London I never dream of doing my shopping down there I much prefer to shop locally. In Tottington or Ramsbottom where I can and if not then Bury. When the new Rock Triangle was being built I received many complaints that it would spell the end for the Millgate but I have to say considering all the problems facing the high street such as from internet shopping the Millgate seems to be thriving. Hardly any empty shops. Some new ones have opened since I was last in for a good look round and most importantly it seemed pretty busy to me.
Yesterday evening I attended a sell out dinner to raise money for Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People at The Red Hall Hotel. The Mayor and his consort, the Leader of the Council and lots of other generous supporters attended and helped raise over £3,600 to help those without sight or with sight problems in our town.
Rotarians Rowland Lees and Tony McCarthy, The Mayor of Bury, David Nuttall, The Mayoress of Bury, President of Bury Rotary Club Rotarian Phil Emmott and Millgate Centre Manager Colin Nichol
Yesterday was dominated by Rotary activities. Each year Bury Rotary Club have a can collection and this year is no exception. We have obtained four street collection licences allowing us to collect for two days outside Tesco on Bury and in the Millgate Centre. I was out early doing the first collecting in the Millgate Centre. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bury paid a visit to add their support during the morning. The money collected by Rotary is distributed to local charities.
From Bury I went up to Hawkshaw to meet up with Susan who was attending a coffee morning organised by St. Anne’s Mothers’ Union which she is a member of.
In the evening we were out at Stand Golf Club for Bury Rotary Club’s Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bury before their blood pressure tests
David helping out with Stroke Awareness Day
Yesterday I helped with Bury Rotary Club’s Stroke Awareness Day at the Millgate centre in Bury town centre.
One of the principal causes of strokes is high blood pressure and yesterday anyone could have a free blood pressure check and we were giving out lots of helpful information both on how to try and avoid having a stroke and also whay to do if someone you are with suffers from a stroke.
We were visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury who set a good example by both having their blood pressure tested. I had mine tested too and I am pleased to report it was satisfactory!