Medals at the House of Lords
On 5th March I was presented with a “London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival” medal at a reception, hosted by Lord Kennedy, in the House of Lords. The occasion recognized volunteers who had helped raise about £1,000 for The Mayor of Southwark’s Common Good Trust at the London New Year Parade. Councillor Lorraine Lauder, Mayor of Southwark, handed me my gong for leading a team of volunteers on Southwark’s float, which was sponsored by my company, Global Markets Consultants.
This New Year’s Day is not one I’ll forget in a hurry. The rain came down in stair rods all day long! I was very impressed by the spirit and enthusiasm of the young volunteers from Bede House Association and Southwark Young Pilgrims. They never let the weather dampen their spirits and I had such a great time working with them. They’re a real credit to the borough.