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5 October

Last week I had the great honour to present Mr Malcolm Godolphin with a certificate from ‘Brigade House’ in London, in recognition of his 50 years of voluntary service to the Boys Brigade.  Malcolm has worked tirelessly in Cornwall, helping young men of all ages to become better citizens and on behalf of the people of Cornwall I presented him with two engraved glass wine goblets and a bottle of wine.  Volunteers of Malcolm’s calibre abound in Cornwall.  They are the very fabric of our society and without them life in the Duchy would be very different.


Last Saturday evening I attended the Cornwall Schools Cricket Association Awards Dinner.  It was both a rewarding and enjoyable evening.  Once again those unpaid volunteers giving freely of their time to share their passion to develop the skills of cricket players in Cornwall.  The room was full of talented people both young and old; cricket in Cornwall has a great future!

Last week I attended the Autumn Fayre at the Vean near Caerhays Castle which was in aid of the Royal British Legion.  One thing that came up in conversation was the diminishing number of ‘collectors’ that assist with the raising of donations by delivering and collecting tins.  If you can spare some time I know that your nearest branch of the Royal British Legion would be delighted to hear from you.

My thanks to those Schools who found the time in their busy schedule to enter my ‘Christmas Card’ competition.  I appreciate that it is far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but needs must, when it comes to organising, printing and distribution. I will be announcing the winner and runners up very shortly.

You may contact me by e-mail:  johnwood@cornwall.gov.uk


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