Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mayor of Merton Italian night

On Friday, I attended the Mayor of Merton Cllr Geraldine Stanford's Italian night at Geno's restaurant in Mitcham to raise money for her charities Faith in Action Merton Homeless Project and the Merton and Morden Guild. The event was attended by over 80 people and included a rendition of Italian songs along with the inevitable feast of Italian food.

In the raffle, I also won five bottles of wine, it seems that everytime I buy raffle tickets I win something. On winning, the Merton Council leader David Williams remarked to me "that it is another story for the blog", thus the posting. Still it was for a very good cause, the Merton and Morden Guild along with the Faith in Action project provides a very valuable service to many vulnerable people within Merton. Only last week at the Mayor's St George Day event, a pensioner from Pollards Hill remarked to me that the Merton and Morden Guild have organised many outings and events for her and how it allowed her to meet many other pensioners along with looking out for their welfare. The whole night was an excellent event and credit also needs to be given to the Mayor of Merton's team(Pat Charsley, Marie McCann and Carl Brown) for organising the event. Every year the mayoral team at Merton do a outstanding background role in organising the logistics of numerous mayoral events and always to a very high standard.

In a few weeks time Geraldine Stanford will be standing down as Mayor, over the last year she has been an excellent Mayor and an outstanding ambassador for Merton. She will be succeeded by the Deputy Mayor Cllr John Dehaney along with his wife Audrey as Mayoress and I've no doubt they'll prove to be worthy successors to Geraldine Stanford as Mayor.

I enclose a link below to the Mayor's charities


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