Sue and I attended the Charter Night Dinner of the Rotary Club of Bury at The Bolholt Hotel Walshaw this evening. Over 100 guests including the Deputy Mayor of Bury Councillor Peter Ashworth enjoyed a roast lamb dinner and entertainment from Bernie Flint who at the start of his career won the television talent show Opportunity Knocks for 12 consecutive weeks. It was a pleasant break after a busy week of campaigning.
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.
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!