1st July: The Mayor was asked to speak at an up and coming artists (Amy-Leigh Bird) gallery at the West End Theatre. Sue described her work as ‘unique’ and an ‘inspiration to others’. Amy-Leigh was excited to host the event describing her work as “allowing nature to create my plates, the elements generate their own details and pigment… I have been exploring the beauty of natural processes by seeing how they create natural patterns and colours without human interference”.
2nd July: The Mayor attended an inspiring awards evening at St. Johns Ambulance in Winchester Great Hall alongside many other Mayors and Chairman. The evening was dedicated to volunteers who had heroically devoted so much of their time to helping others. http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx
3rd July: The Mayor attended the 20th Anniversary of Manor Place Care Home. The care home specialises in personalised care and takes special pride in its philosophy of ‘privacy and dignity’, ‘independence’ and ‘freedom of choice’. Sue especially enjoyed her visit today stating that she “took her hat off to the staff and supporters who do so much to enhance the lives of their residents”. http://www.manorplacecare.co.uk/care-philosophy/
4th July: The Mayor had an interview at BFBS and also visited the Shots Foundation Club.
5th July: The Mayor attended the Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards where young people were awarded their well deserved Gold award by the Lord Lieutenant, representing the Duke of Edinburgh. Sue met “some truly inspirational young people, willing to go above and beyond to learn and support others”.
15th July: Hampshire Day and the inaugural raising of the Hampshire flag as a celebration of Hampshire’s rich history and community. The ceremony was comprised of a speech by H.M. Lord Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson, as well as the blessing and of the flag alongside a variety of songs such as ‘Home Lads Home’ by Sarah Morgan. She also met with the students and school council of Southwood Infant School later in the day.
25th July: The Mayor visited Knellwood Care Home to attend their annual lunch party where she met a joyous community filled with beautiful people. https://knellwood.co.uk/