Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The Hiking and Halls Tour

I am hiking Hadrians Wall from Wallsend in Newcastle, then up the Tyne and all across the constituency in Northumberland into Cumbria.
I am doing this to promote our tourist strengths, to raise money for 2 great charities, to prove my fitness, and stopping off along the way to hold a series of Village Hall "ASK GUY" events with the local councillors. I have rented some village halls where anyone can come and quiz myself and our councillors as to what we are doing on their behalf, what concerns them, and generally ask us questions.
The schedule is as follows:
Sat 20 Aug
Allendale surgery and Allendale Show

Sun 21 Aug
Bellingham BBQ Lunch

Mon 22 Aug
Hexham day and
Meeting the team at the Hexham Courant

Tue 23 Aug
Meeting at County Hall RE: Equal Pay Campaign
Constituents surgery in Hexham
Speaking to Cancer Support Group, 7.30pm, Ward 1, Hexham Hospital

Wed 24 Aug
Start of walk - Wallsend to Newcastle
Interview with Paul Tully, of the Journal
Freeman Hospital visit
Visit to Scotswood Garden

Thu 25 Aug
Walk Newcastle to Heddon on the wall, then by car to Prudhoe
Then a Wylam walkabout visiting all the shops
ASK GUY Ponteland event 7.30 @ Ponteland Memorial Hall + local councillors

Fri 26 Aug
Tynedale Business Forum 7.15am Hexham
Walk Heddon on the Wall to Corbridge
Corbridge shops walkabout
ASK GUY Event 7.30 at Corbridge Village Hall

Sat 27 Aug
Walk Corbridge to Humshaugh
Drop in to Old Church B+ B at Chollerton for a much needed cup of tea
Bellingham Show 2-5pm
ASK GUY Humshaugh event 7.30 @ Humshaugh Village Hall

Sun 28 Aug
Walk Humshaugh to Gilsland
Meeting various constituents on or next to Hadrians Wall
Going to Haydon Bridge

Mon 29 Aug
Walking Gilsland - Carlisle. End of the Walk

Tuesday Aug 30
Hexham based Surgery day
Parliament returns Monday September 5th

Please feel free to join me on the walk - simply call 01434 603 777 / or email hexham@tory.org
Come along to one of the events - simply turn up. They are free.
Or donate to one of the two fantastic chairities I am supporting - the Tynedale Hospice, which helps local people all over Hexham, whilst the National Hospital for Neurosurgery in Queens Square, London, saved my life in May.
Thanks, Guy

Tynedale Hospice at http://www.justgiving.com/guy-opperman-mp/

National Hospital for Neurosurgery at https://www.justgiving.com/Guy-Opperman-Mp0
A really nice article by Robert Weatherall in the Journal on our plans