Saturday, 15 December 2018

Walking home for Christmas

This morning (Saturday 15th December) Thompsons of Prudhoe are holding a 3.5 mile charity walk to raise money for Help for Heroes. The walk will start and finish at the Tyne Riverside Country Park on Station Road, Prudhoe. Everyone is invited to take part- you can bring friends, family and dogs, and make sure to wear supportive footwear. There will be collection buckets at the start and finish and participants are asked to make a donation to help support Help for Heroes. Thompsons will match whatever is raised on the morning.

It is fantastic to see everyone at Thompsons coming together to raise money for such an important cause and I would encourage you to go along and join them this morning. For more information and to donate visit here-

Friday, 14 December 2018

It’s Christmas Jumper Day!

Today is Save the Children’s ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, and I was happy to be able to show my support for the event in Parliament earlier this week. Now in its seventh year, Christmas Jumper Day aims to raise money for the world’s most vulnerable children by asking you to donate £2 (£1 for school children) to wear your most festive jumper. Over 5 million people in the UK are expected to take part this year and Save the Children are hoping that this will be the biggest event yet. To find out more or to sign up visit - you will be making a huge difference to the most vulnerable children around the world, including children living in poverty here in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Unveiling my 2018 Christmas Card...

School children across the Hexham constituency answered my call to send me their most festive creations as part of my 2018 Christmas Card Competition, and I was delighted to welcome this year's winner, Ailsa Westgate from Wylam First School, to Westminster. Ailsa, her sister Elspeth and her dad Tom were able to see the magnificent Kielder Christmas tree and to look around Parliament. We were joined by the sponsors of the competition, Alan and Eileen Ferguson of Fergusons of Blyth.

Ailsa's card really did stand out, featuring the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in its design. The card will now be sent out to people including the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet. Thank you again to Fergusons for very kindly sponsoring the competition, and congratulations to Ailsa!