Thursday, 16 December 2010

Balsall Heath has got talent!

Last night I attended Balsall Heath Forum's Christmas event. It was a fantastic evening, with over 150 people from the local community  sharing in a great meal and taking part in carol singing.

For me the evening was an opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. I enjoyed being part of the 'choir' and was pleased to be asked to present awards to some of the Forum's dedicated volunteers.

I was especially moved by the touching words expressed from the compare to my Respect colleague Councillor Ishtiaq in recognition of the hard work he does, and for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the hospital where his newly born child is receiving medical treatment.

All in all, it was a lovely night. I think we should have Christmas all year round!