Last Friday was known affectionately in my office as Beverage Day. It started with a visit to the Little Stars Pre-School in Letchworth, where I and the manager, Janice Middleton, handed out cartons of milk to the toddlers. The milk was donated by Dairy Crest to encourage children and parents to drink more milk. They didn’t seem to need much encouragement and were soon asking for more.
I then went on to 2 of the many coffee mornings taking place across North East Hertfordshire in aid of Macmillan Cancer care. The charity does wonderful work in supporting families having to cope with the illness and both of the events I went to were held by people with personal experience of Macmillan nurses. This is a major fundraiser and has become a well-established part of my diary. The photo shows me enjoying a mug of coffee with Muriel Anderson of Letchworth. The sunflower is the charity’s symbol.