Daily Archives: 11 November 2011

Zumbathon for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

A Zumbathon was held to raise funds for research into Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). ALD is a rare but devastating progressive metabolic disorder in the brain of young people. Zumba is an increasingly popular form of dance-for-fitness. According to Wikipedia: Zumba is … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Dance, Disabilities, Fundraising, Health

ChYPPS Party for Candidate Shadow Mayors

ChYPPS, the Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service, organised the competition for the Shadow Mayors. As a way of saying thank you to all the children and young people who applied they organised a party at Brown’s Field Community … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Communities, Dance, Young people

Carrying the Can with the Dulux Dog

Dan the Dulux dog is the complete opposite of the temperamental superstar. With the calmest of natures even under the stress of very frequent grooming to feature his facial hair at its best, he is affectionate and amazingly patient. It … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Sustainability

Me and my Shadow Mayors

Jack Webster and Josh Eanor are spending the day with me as Shadow Mayors. Jack is 11 years old and goes to Coleridge School; Josh is 9 and goes to Kings Hedges School. I chose them out of more than … Continue reading

Posted in Civic Event, Young people

The Two Minute Silence

11-11-11 is a memorable date in our calendar, not only because it is there will only be one more such date this century (the next being 12-12-12), but also because it encapsulates the WW1 Armistice Day. At 11:00, on the … Continue reading

Posted in Civic Event, Memorial, Military