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Mayor's photo blog - 2019

A photo blog of events the Mayor has attended and supported during the year in their post.

November 2019

1 November 2019 (a) - I was proud to host a reception for war hero Mr Len Gibson, who was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) by Mrs Susan Winfield, Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.

1 November 2019 (a) - I was proud to host a reception for war hero Mr Len Gibson, who was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) by Mrs Susan Winfield, Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.

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1 November 2019 (b) - Sunderland’s very first Halloween Parade. What a great family event it was, a one I hope to see again in future years.

1 November 2019 (b) - Sunderland’s very first Halloween Parade. What a great family event it was, a one I hope to see again in future years.

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6 November 2019 - The Mayoress and I attended the Sunderland Event Makers and Volunteers event in the Council Chamber to thank all of those who have helped with our events during the 2019 programme.

6 November 2019 - The Mayoress and I attended the Sunderland Event Makers and Volunteers event in the Council Chamber to thank all of those who have helped with our events during the 2019 programme.

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10 November 2019 - I attended the annual Remembrance Day Parade, the largest service outside of London.

10 November 2019 - I attended the annual Remembrance Day Parade, the largest service outside of London.

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11 November 2019 - I officially opened the new offices of Veterans in Crisis who are one of the good causes I am raising much needed funds for this year.

11 November 2019 - I officially opened the new offices of Veterans in Crisis who are one of the good causes I am raising much needed funds for this year.

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27 November 2019 - I hosted a reception for Gordon and Lesley Ibinson who have recently retired from running the Hylton Castle and Town End Farm Boys and Girls Club for more than 50 years.

27 November 2019 - I hosted a reception for Gordon and Lesley Ibinson who have recently retired from running the Hylton Castle and Town End Farm Boys and Girls Club for more than 50 years.

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29 November 2019 - we attended the Young Peoples' State of the City Debate in the Council Chamber alongside the Mayor of Essen, Germany who was visiting the city to celebrate 70 years of twinning.

29 November 2019 - we attended the Young Peoples' State of the City Debate in the Council Chamber alongside the Mayor of Essen, Germany who was visiting the city to celebrate 70 years of twinning.

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1 November 2019 (a) - I was proud to host a reception for war hero Mr Len Gibson, who was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) by Mrs Susan Winfield, Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.
1 November 2019 (b) - Sunderland’s very first Halloween Parade. What a great family event it was, a one I hope to see again in future years.
6 November 2019 - The Mayoress and I attended the Sunderland Event Makers and Volunteers event in the Council Chamber to thank all of those who have helped with our events during the 2019 programme.
10 November 2019 - I attended the annual Remembrance Day Parade, the largest service outside of London.
11 November 2019 - I officially opened the new offices of Veterans in Crisis who are one of the good causes I am raising much needed funds for this year.
27 November 2019 - I hosted a reception for Gordon and Lesley Ibinson who have recently retired from running the Hylton Castle and Town End Farm Boys and Girls Club for more than 50 years.
29 November 2019 - we attended the Young Peoples' State of the City Debate in the Council Chamber alongside the Mayor of Essen, Germany who was visiting the city to celebrate 70 years of twinning.

October 2019

3 October 2019 - Here I am proudly purchasing the first poppy of the 2019 Poppy Appeal.

3 October 2019 - Here I am proudly purchasing the first poppy of the 2019 Poppy Appeal.

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4 October 2019 - Kicking off Houghton Feast 2019 by meeting with some specially chosen youngsters who were able to enjoy a few rides prior to official opening of the fun fair .

4 October 2019 - Kicking off Houghton Feast 2019 by meeting with some specially chosen youngsters who were able to enjoy a few rides prior to official opening of the fun fair .

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7 October 2019 - I met members of the Houghton-le-Spring Rotary Club, who kindly volunteer their time each year to prepare Houghton Feast Hog Roast!

7 October 2019 - I met members of the Houghton-le-Spring Rotary Club, who kindly volunteer their time each year to prepare Houghton Feast Hog Roast!

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9 October 2019 - I attended the Bring It On event at RTC North, what a fantastic event this was to showcase to the youngsters of the city what would be involved in choosing engineering as a future career.

9 October 2019 - I attended the Bring It On event at RTC North, what a fantastic event this was to showcase to the youngsters of the city what would be involved in choosing engineering as a future career.

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21 October 2019 - I had the honour of officially opening the Grace House Sensory Garden.

21 October 2019 - I had the honour of officially opening the Grace House Sensory Garden.

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3 October 2019 - Here I am proudly purchasing the first poppy of the 2019 Poppy Appeal.
4 October 2019 - Kicking off Houghton Feast 2019 by meeting with some specially chosen youngsters who were able to enjoy a few rides prior to official opening of the fun fair .
7 October 2019 - I met members of the Houghton-le-Spring Rotary Club, who kindly volunteer their time each year to prepare Houghton Feast Hog Roast!
9 October 2019 - I attended the Bring It On event at RTC North, what a fantastic event this was to showcase to the youngsters of the city what would be involved in choosing engineering as a future career.
21 October 2019 - I had the honour of officially opening the Grace House Sensory Garden.

September 2019

3 September 2019 - I joined the celebrations for Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign along with Dr Norman Taylor DL, Mayor's from across the region and Captain Stephen Healy of Trinity House, Newcastle.

3 September 2019 - I joined the celebrations for Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign along with Dr Norman Taylor DL, Mayor's from across the region and Captain Stephen Healy of Trinity House, Newcastle.

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11 September 2019 - I met with the Box Youth Project to present them with their £100 cash prize from winning the Riverside Festival Boat competition.

11 September 2019 - I met with the Box Youth Project to present them with their £100 cash prize from winning the Riverside Festival Boat competition.

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15 September 2019 - I attended a ceremony at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road in commemoration of the Battle of Britain.

15 September 2019 - I attended a ceremony at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road in commemoration of the Battle of Britain.

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27 September 2019 - I met with the winners of Washington in Bloom competition, well done everyone!

27 September 2019 - I met with the winners of Washington in Bloom competition, well done everyone!

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3 September 2019 - I joined the celebrations for Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign along with Dr Norman Taylor DL, Mayor's from across the region and Captain Stephen Healy of Trinity House, Newcastle.
11 September 2019 - I met with the Box Youth Project to present them with their £100 cash prize from winning the Riverside Festival Boat competition.
15 September 2019 - I attended a ceremony at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road in commemoration of the Battle of Britain.
27 September 2019 - I met with the winners of Washington in Bloom competition, well done everyone!

August 2019

1 August 2019 - The Mayoress and I hosted the Mayoress at Home Event. This was held as part of Washington MIND’s Summer Fair.

1 August 2019 - The Mayoress and I hosted the Mayoress at Home Event. This was held as part of Washington MIND’s Summer Fair.

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4 August 2019 (a) - I attended Newcastle City Guides Sunny Sunderland Walk. This was a guided walk around Sunderland heritage sites.

4 August 2019 (a) - I attended Newcastle City Guides Sunny Sunderland Walk. This was a guided walk around Sunderland heritage sites.

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4 August 2019 (b) - I met with the 'Castle Trek Team' of the Household Cavalry Regiment to welcome them to the city. Marching from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle where they finished during The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, raising funds for the RBL

4 August 2019 (b) - I met with the 'Castle Trek Team' of the Household Cavalry Regiment to welcome them to the city. Marching from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle where they finished during The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, raising funds for the RBL

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11 August 2019 - I attended the Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge 2019 at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

11 August 2019 - I attended the Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge 2019 at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

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15 August 2019 - I hosted a visit from Sunderland African Association members.

15 August 2019 - I hosted a visit from Sunderland African Association members.

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20 August 2019 - I attended the World Transplant Games at Sunderland Aquatic Centre and AMF Bowl Washington. Sunderland hosted three competitions of Swimming, Cycling and Ten Pin Bowling.

20 August 2019 - I attended the World Transplant Games at Sunderland Aquatic Centre and AMF Bowl Washington. Sunderland hosted three competitions of Swimming, Cycling and Ten Pin Bowling.

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21 August 2019 (a) - attended Sunderland Yacht Club where I welcomed a team a colleagues from HMS ANSON who cycled from Barrow-in-Furness to the city as part of a Charity Bike Ride in aid of Grace House Charity, well done everyone!.

21 August 2019 (a) - attended Sunderland Yacht Club where I welcomed a team a colleagues from HMS ANSON who cycled from Barrow-in-Furness to the city as part of a Charity Bike Ride in aid of Grace House Charity, well done everyone!.

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21 August 2019 (b) - Elmer's Great North Parade came to Sunderland and will be here until 10 November. Over seven individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures have been placed around Sunderland.

21 August 2019 (b) - Elmer's Great North Parade came to Sunderland and will be here until 10 November. Over seven individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures have been placed around Sunderland.

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1 August 2019 - The Mayoress and I hosted the Mayoress at Home Event. This was held as part of Washington MIND’s Summer Fair.
4 August 2019 (a) - I attended Newcastle City Guides Sunny Sunderland Walk. This was a guided walk around Sunderland heritage sites.
4 August 2019 (b) - I met with the 'Castle Trek Team' of the Household Cavalry Regiment to welcome them to the city. Marching from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle where they finished during The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, raising funds for the RBL
11 August 2019 - I attended the Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge 2019 at Hetton Lyons Country Park.
15 August 2019 - I hosted a visit from Sunderland African Association members.
20 August 2019 - I attended the World Transplant Games at Sunderland Aquatic Centre and AMF Bowl Washington. Sunderland hosted three competitions of Swimming, Cycling and Ten Pin Bowling.
21 August 2019 (a) - attended Sunderland Yacht Club where I welcomed a team a colleagues from HMS ANSON who cycled from Barrow-in-Furness to the city as part of a Charity Bike Ride in aid of Grace House Charity, well done everyone!.
21 August 2019 (b) - Elmer's Great North Parade came to Sunderland and will be here until 10 November. Over seven individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures have been placed around Sunderland.

July 2019

3 July 2019 - I hosted my Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night at Washington Arms where £538 was raised for my chosen charities and good causes, Washington MIND and Veterans in Crisis.

3 July 2019 - I hosted my Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night at Washington Arms where £538 was raised for my chosen charities and good causes, Washington MIND and Veterans in Crisis.

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4 July 2019 (a) - I attended the Annual American Independence Day Celebrations at Washington Old Hall.

4 July 2019 (a) - I attended the Annual American Independence Day Celebrations at Washington Old Hall.

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4 July 2019 (b) - Olivia McKay and Joshua Maitland from Wessington Primary School visited the Mayor’s Parlour to receive their award for the Reduce Reuse Recycle inter school poster competition.

4 July 2019 (b) - Olivia McKay and Joshua Maitland from Wessington Primary School visited the Mayor’s Parlour to receive their award for the Reduce Reuse Recycle inter school poster competition.

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7 July 2019 - I held my Mayor’s Civic Sunday at St George’s Church, Washington led by my Chaplain, Reverend Nick Barr-Hamilton.

7 July 2019 - I held my Mayor’s Civic Sunday at St George’s Church, Washington led by my Chaplain, Reverend Nick Barr-Hamilton.

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11 July 2019 - I hosted an event to commemorate the Srebrenica Genocide – the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Remembering Srebrenica’s 2019 theme was 'Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate'.

11 July 2019 - I hosted an event to commemorate the Srebrenica Genocide – the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Remembering Srebrenica’s 2019 theme was 'Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate'.

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20 July 2019 - I attended St Mark’s Community Association to join in the International Community Organisation of Sunderland’s (ICOS) 10 Year anniversary celebrations.

20 July 2019 - I attended St Mark’s Community Association to join in the International Community Organisation of Sunderland’s (ICOS) 10 Year anniversary celebrations.

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26 and 28 July 2019 - I attended our amazing Sunderland International Airshow at Seaburn, despite the rain we had another great turnout. Thank you to everyone involved and to everyone who came along to this spectacular programme of events.

26 and 28 July 2019 - I attended our amazing Sunderland International Airshow at Seaburn, despite the rain we had another great turnout. Thank you to everyone involved and to everyone who came along to this spectacular programme of events.

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3 July 2019 - I hosted my Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night at Washington Arms where £538 was raised for my chosen charities and good causes, Washington MIND and Veterans in Crisis.
4 July 2019 (a) - I attended the Annual American Independence Day Celebrations at Washington Old Hall.
4 July 2019 (b) - Olivia McKay and Joshua Maitland from Wessington Primary School visited the Mayor’s Parlour to receive their award for the Reduce Reuse Recycle inter school poster competition.
7 July 2019 - I held my Mayor’s Civic Sunday at St George’s Church, Washington led by my Chaplain, Reverend Nick Barr-Hamilton.
11 July 2019 - I hosted an event to commemorate the Srebrenica Genocide – the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Remembering Srebrenica’s 2019 theme was 'Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate'.
20 July 2019 - I attended St Mark’s Community Association to join in the International Community Organisation of Sunderland’s (ICOS) 10 Year anniversary celebrations.
26 and 28 July 2019 - I attended our amazing Sunderland International Airshow at Seaburn, despite the rain we had another great turnout. Thank you to everyone involved and to everyone who came along to this spectacular programme of events.

June 2019

1 June 2019 - I attended the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Memorial Event at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland (Image credit to Sunderland Echo).

1 June 2019 - I attended the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Memorial Event at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland (Image credit to Sunderland Echo).

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3 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the honour of opening the new KFC restaurant in Pennywell which is creating new jobs for the people of the city.

3 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the honour of opening the new KFC restaurant in Pennywell which is creating new jobs for the people of the city.

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4 June 2019 - I attended the opening of the Life Kitchen Sunderland, a fantastic project aimed at helping cancer patients going through chemotherapy.

4 June 2019 - I attended the opening of the Life Kitchen Sunderland, a fantastic project aimed at helping cancer patients going through chemotherapy.

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6 June 2019 - I attended a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-day Landings at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland. There was a great turn out on the day with hundreds of Veterans in attendance.

6 June 2019 - I attended a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-day Landings at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland. There was a great turn out on the day with hundreds of Veterans in attendance.

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15 June 2019 - I opened the Active Sunderland Family Bike Ride at Herrington Country Park.

15 June 2019 - I opened the Active Sunderland Family Bike Ride at Herrington Country Park.

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16 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride to raise funds for our chosen charity and good cause.

16 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride to raise funds for our chosen charity and good cause.

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20 June 2019 - I met some fantastic people at the Sunderland Culture 21 years of the National Glass Centre celebration event.

20 June 2019 - I met some fantastic people at the Sunderland Culture 21 years of the National Glass Centre celebration event.

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21 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I officially started off the annual Sunderland Care and Support walk in Barnes Park.

21 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I officially started off the annual Sunderland Care and Support walk in Barnes Park.

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23 June 2019 - I was the starter for the Rotary Club of Washington's annual Family Bike Ride.

23 June 2019 - I was the starter for the Rotary Club of Washington's annual Family Bike Ride.

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28 June 2019 (a) - I hosted the annual Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony at the Civic Centre, thank you to everyone who attended.

28 June 2019 (a) - I hosted the annual Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony at the Civic Centre, thank you to everyone who attended.

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28 June 2019 (b) - I attended the Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at Seaburn, what a fantastic weekend of free events for our community to attend.

28 June 2019 (b) - I attended the Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at Seaburn, what a fantastic weekend of free events for our community to attend.

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29 June 2019 - I attended Springwell Village 1940’s weekend, what a brilliant community event.

29 June 2019 - I attended Springwell Village 1940’s weekend, what a brilliant community event.

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30 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland Walk at Herrington Country Park, well done to everyone involved.

30 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland Walk at Herrington Country Park, well done to everyone involved.

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1 June 2019 - I attended the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Memorial Event at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland (Image credit to Sunderland Echo).
3 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the honour of opening the new KFC restaurant in Pennywell which is creating new jobs for the people of the city.
4 June 2019 - I attended the opening of the Life Kitchen Sunderland, a fantastic project aimed at helping cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
6 June 2019 - I attended a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-day Landings at the Cenotaph on Burdon Road, Sunderland. There was a great turn out on the day with hundreds of Veterans in attendance.
15 June 2019 - I opened the Active Sunderland Family Bike Ride at Herrington Country Park.
16 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride to raise funds for our chosen charity and good cause.
20 June 2019 - I met some fantastic people at the Sunderland Culture 21 years of the National Glass Centre celebration event.
21 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I officially started off the annual Sunderland Care and Support walk in Barnes Park.
23 June 2019 - I was the starter for the Rotary Club of Washington's annual Family Bike Ride.
28 June 2019 (a) - I hosted the annual Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony at the Civic Centre, thank you to everyone who attended.
28 June 2019 (b) - I attended the Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at Seaburn, what a fantastic weekend of free events for our community to attend.
29 June 2019 - I attended Springwell Village 1940’s weekend, what a brilliant community event.
30 June 2019 - The Mayoress and I took part in the Active Sunderland Walk at Herrington Country Park, well done to everyone involved.

May 2019

1 May 2019 - I attended HMS Anson Annual Submarine Flotilla Affiliates Dinner. The dinner was a great opportunity to network and foster our relationship with our new affiliates HMS Anson.

1 May 2019 - I attended HMS Anson Annual Submarine Flotilla Affiliates Dinner. The dinner was a great opportunity to network and foster our relationship with our new affiliates HMS Anson.

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10 May 2019 - I held a civic ceremony to welcome the handing over of the HMS Ocean Bell to Sunderland. Our adopted warship's bell will be on permanent loan from the Royal Navy in the Mayor's Parlour.

10 May 2019 - I held a civic ceremony to welcome the handing over of the HMS Ocean Bell to Sunderland. Our adopted warship's bell will be on permanent loan from the Royal Navy in the Mayor's Parlour.

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13 May 2019 - One of the final engagements of my Mayoral Year was to open the Sunderland Community Hub and Boxing Club. TWFRS launched this new boxing hub at Sunderland Central Community Fire Station with support from Sunderland City Council.

13 May 2019 - One of the final engagements of my Mayoral Year was to open the Sunderland Community Hub and Boxing Club. TWFRS launched this new boxing hub at Sunderland Central Community Fire Station with support from Sunderland City Council.

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15 May 2019 - I was inaugurated into The Office of the Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony.

15 May 2019 - I was inaugurated into The Office of the Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony.

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16 May 2019 - I attended my first engagement as Mayor at the fun fair in Glebe Park, Washington.

16 May 2019 - I attended my first engagement as Mayor at the fun fair in Glebe Park, Washington.

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17 May 2019 (a) - I raised the rainbow flag for IDAHOBiT celebration event.

17 May 2019 (a) - I raised the rainbow flag for IDAHOBiT celebration event.

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17 May 2019 (b) - I attended the Hetton Union Street Methodist Church's Annual Anniversary Concert.

17 May 2019 (b) - I attended the Hetton Union Street Methodist Church's Annual Anniversary Concert.

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19 May 2019 - I attended the launch of Great Run Local Washington.

19 May 2019 - I attended the launch of Great Run Local Washington.

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21 May 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the great honour of attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

21 May 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the great honour of attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

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25 May 2019 - I completed a charity bag pack at Asda Washington and raised over £450.

25 May 2019 - I completed a charity bag pack at Asda Washington and raised over £450.

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30 May 2019 (a) - I attended Hetton Home Care's 25th Anniversary Celebration Event.

30 May 2019 (a) - I attended Hetton Home Care's 25th Anniversary Celebration Event.

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30 May 2019 (b) - I hosted a thank you event for Sunderland Under 15 District Football Club. Jimmy Montgomery also came along to congratulate the team on their amazing achievements.

30 May 2019 (b) - I hosted a thank you event for Sunderland Under 15 District Football Club. Jimmy Montgomery also came along to congratulate the team on their amazing achievements.

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1 May 2019 - I attended HMS Anson Annual Submarine Flotilla Affiliates Dinner. The dinner was a great opportunity to network and foster our relationship with our new affiliates HMS Anson.
10 May 2019 - I held a civic ceremony to welcome the handing over of the HMS Ocean Bell to Sunderland. Our adopted warship's bell will be on permanent loan from the Royal Navy in the Mayor's Parlour.
13 May 2019 - One of the final engagements of my Mayoral Year was to open the Sunderland Community Hub and Boxing Club. TWFRS launched this new boxing hub at Sunderland Central Community Fire Station with support from Sunderland City Council.
15 May 2019 - I was inaugurated into The Office of the Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony.
16 May 2019 - I attended my first engagement as Mayor at the fun fair in Glebe Park, Washington.
17 May 2019 (a) - I raised the rainbow flag for IDAHOBiT celebration event.
17 May 2019 (b) - I attended the Hetton Union Street Methodist Church's Annual Anniversary Concert.
19 May 2019 - I attended the launch of Great Run Local Washington.
21 May 2019 - The Mayoress and I had the great honour of attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
25 May 2019 - I completed a charity bag pack at Asda Washington and raised over £450.
30 May 2019 (a) - I attended Hetton Home Care's 25th Anniversary Celebration Event.
30 May 2019 (b) - I hosted a thank you event for Sunderland Under 15 District Football Club. Jimmy Montgomery also came along to congratulate the team on their amazing achievements.

April 2019

6 April 2019 - I met with the Millfield Volunteer East Area Oscar Award Winners, City Life Church.

6 April 2019 - I met with the Millfield Volunteer East Area Oscar Award Winners, City Life Church.

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16 April 2019 - Sunderland City Council employees held a charity Easter Egg competition raising £100 for my chosen charities.

16 April 2019 - Sunderland City Council employees held a charity Easter Egg competition raising £100 for my chosen charities.

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18 April 2019 - I officially opened the Sunderland annual egg rolling event at Herrington Country Park.

18 April 2019 - I officially opened the Sunderland annual egg rolling event at Herrington Country Park.

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23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. I am pictured here with lawn bowler David Bolt who made his Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast and won a bronze medal in the men's fours.

23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. I am pictured here with lawn bowler David Bolt who made his Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast and won a bronze medal in the men's fours.

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23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. Here I am pictured with Marathon Runner Aly Dixon. This was Aly's second Commonwealth Games Marathon.

23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. Here I am pictured with Marathon Runner Aly Dixon. This was Aly's second Commonwealth Games Marathon.

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6 April 2019 - I met with the Millfield Volunteer East Area Oscar Award Winners, City Life Church.
16 April 2019 - Sunderland City Council employees held a charity Easter Egg competition raising £100 for my chosen charities.
18 April 2019 - I officially opened the Sunderland annual egg rolling event at Herrington Country Park.
23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. I am pictured here with lawn bowler David Bolt who made his Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast and won a bronze medal in the men's fours.
23 April 2019 - I held a reception for the Australian Commonwealth Games athletes. Here I am pictured with Marathon Runner Aly Dixon. This was Aly's second Commonwealth Games Marathon.

March 2019

6 March 2019 - I attended the preview of the upcoming film - A passion for Vaux. Vaux closed 20 years ago, and Lonely Tower films supported by Maxim Brewery made a film about Sunderland's big Brewery, its people and the passion.

6 March 2019 - I attended the preview of the upcoming film - A passion for Vaux. Vaux closed 20 years ago, and Lonely Tower films supported by Maxim Brewery made a film about Sunderland's big Brewery, its people and the passion.

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6 March 2019 - I attended the Royal Opening of the Beacon of Light by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.

6 March 2019 - I attended the Royal Opening of the Beacon of Light by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.

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7 March 2019 - I invited the volunteers from Fulwell Library and Sister Mary Scholastica to thank them for all their amazing work in our communities.

7 March 2019 - I invited the volunteers from Fulwell Library and Sister Mary Scholastica to thank them for all their amazing work in our communities.

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9 March 2019 - I attended the 1st and 11th Washington Brownies and Guides Funday.

9 March 2019 - I attended the 1st and 11th Washington Brownies and Guides Funday.

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11 March 2019 - People in Commonwealth countries observe Commonwealth Day on 11 March. In Sunderland we do this by hosting a Flag Raising Ceremony.

11 March 2019 - People in Commonwealth countries observe Commonwealth Day on 11 March. In Sunderland we do this by hosting a Flag Raising Ceremony.

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11 March 2019 - I attended HMRC as the guest speaker alongside the Deputy Mayoress Cllr Dianne Snowdon for the International Women's Day celebrations.

11 March 2019 - I attended HMRC as the guest speaker alongside the Deputy Mayoress Cllr Dianne Snowdon for the International Women's Day celebrations.

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15 March 2019 - I hosted my Charity Masquerade Ball. It was an amazing evening raising £10,000 for my chosen charities.

15 March 2019 - I hosted my Charity Masquerade Ball. It was an amazing evening raising £10,000 for my chosen charities.

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18 March 2019 - I attended the Together for Children Anti Bullying Event. Young people from across the city got recognition for the brilliant contributions to prevent bullying.

18 March 2019 - I attended the Together for Children Anti Bullying Event. Young people from across the city got recognition for the brilliant contributions to prevent bullying.

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22 March 2019 - I officially opened the National Beauty Academy. The Academy will provide education in the beauty industry for the un-employed and for people looking for a career change.

22 March 2019 - I officially opened the National Beauty Academy. The Academy will provide education in the beauty industry for the un-employed and for people looking for a career change.

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22 March 2019 - I attended the Rotary North East Technology Tournament. The aim is to increase STEM skills and provide teams with a chance of career enhancing involvement with major companies.

22 March 2019 - I attended the Rotary North East Technology Tournament. The aim is to increase STEM skills and provide teams with a chance of career enhancing involvement with major companies.

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23 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra's Spring Concert.

23 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra's Spring Concert.

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28 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland East Area Oscars which was an award ceremony for volunteers.

28 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland East Area Oscars which was an award ceremony for volunteers.

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6 March 2019 - I attended the preview of the upcoming film - A passion for Vaux. Vaux closed 20 years ago, and Lonely Tower films supported by Maxim Brewery made a film about Sunderland's big Brewery, its people and the passion.
6 March 2019 - I attended the Royal Opening of the Beacon of Light by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.
7 March 2019 - I invited the volunteers from Fulwell Library and Sister Mary Scholastica to thank them for all their amazing work in our communities.
9 March 2019 - I attended the 1st and 11th Washington Brownies and Guides Funday.
11 March 2019 - People in Commonwealth countries observe Commonwealth Day on 11 March. In Sunderland we do this by hosting a Flag Raising Ceremony.
11 March 2019 - I attended HMRC as the guest speaker alongside the Deputy Mayoress Cllr Dianne Snowdon for the International Women's Day celebrations.
15 March 2019 - I hosted my Charity Masquerade Ball. It was an amazing evening raising £10,000 for my chosen charities.
18 March 2019 - I attended the Together for Children Anti Bullying Event. Young people from across the city got recognition for the brilliant contributions to prevent bullying.
22 March 2019 - I officially opened the National Beauty Academy. The Academy will provide education in the beauty industry for the un-employed and for people looking for a career change.
22 March 2019 - I attended the Rotary North East Technology Tournament. The aim is to increase STEM skills and provide teams with a chance of career enhancing involvement with major companies.
23 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra's Spring Concert.
28 March 2019 - I attended the Sunderland East Area Oscars which was an award ceremony for volunteers.

February 2019

5 February 2019 - The 3rd Washington Scouts Group visited the Mayor's Parlour.

5 February 2019 - The 3rd Washington Scouts Group visited the Mayor's Parlour.

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8 and 10 February 2019 - I attended the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by Head 12 and under girls European finals. This is the most prestigious junior tennis team event in the world.

8 and 10 February 2019 - I attended the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by Head 12 and under girls European finals. This is the most prestigious junior tennis team event in the world.

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12 February 2019 (a) - The Mothers Union visited the Mayor’s Parlour.

12 February 2019 (a) - The Mothers Union visited the Mayor’s Parlour.

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12 February 2019 (b) - I officially opened a new Post Office at the Nisa store, East Herrington.

12 February 2019 (b) - I officially opened a new Post Office at the Nisa store, East Herrington.

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13 February 2019 (a) - I visited Sister Mary Scholastica at the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre. Sr. Scholastica dedicates herself to the welfare of the world’s mariners providing practical and pastoral support.

13 February 2019 (a) - I visited Sister Mary Scholastica at the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre. Sr. Scholastica dedicates herself to the welfare of the world’s mariners providing practical and pastoral support.

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13 February 2019 (b) - I attended Ryhope Community Book Launch. Children of St Pauls School took part in an intergenerational project working with Ryhope Reminiscence Group and Ryhope Heritage Society with the book being illustrated by Liz Millions.

13 February 2019 (b) - I attended Ryhope Community Book Launch. Children of St Pauls School took part in an intergenerational project working with Ryhope Reminiscence Group and Ryhope Heritage Society with the book being illustrated by Liz Millions.

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15 February 2019 - I attended the Carter & Fitch 3rd Birthday Celebration at the George Washington Hotel and Spa. Image Credit: David Allan.

15 February 2019 - I attended the Carter & Fitch 3rd Birthday Celebration at the George Washington Hotel and Spa. Image Credit: David Allan.

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5 February 2019 - The 3rd Washington Scouts Group visited the Mayor's Parlour.
8 and 10 February 2019 - I attended the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by Head 12 and under girls European finals. This is the most prestigious junior tennis team event in the world.
12 February 2019 (a) - The Mothers Union visited the Mayor’s Parlour.
12 February 2019 (b) - I officially opened a new Post Office at the Nisa store, East Herrington.
13 February 2019 (a) - I visited Sister Mary Scholastica at the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre. Sr. Scholastica dedicates herself to the welfare of the world’s mariners providing practical and pastoral support.
13 February 2019 (b) - I attended Ryhope Community Book Launch. Children of St Pauls School took part in an intergenerational project working with Ryhope Reminiscence Group and Ryhope Heritage Society with the book being illustrated by Liz Millions.
15 February 2019 - I attended the Carter & Fitch 3rd Birthday Celebration at the George Washington Hotel and Spa. Image Credit: David Allan.

January 2019

10 January 2019 - As one of my chosen charities I attended a special supporters' event at the NSPCC’s North East Service Centre to find out about the charity's work across the region.

10 January 2019 - As one of my chosen charities I attended a special supporters' event at the NSPCC’s North East Service Centre to find out about the charity's work across the region.

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16 January 2019 - I attended Brenntag UK & Ireland’s Open Day which showcased the role of chemical manufacturing and Brenntag UK & Ireland as supplier of chemicals with over 100 years of history in the North East.

16 January 2019 - I attended Brenntag UK & Ireland’s Open Day which showcased the role of chemical manufacturing and Brenntag UK & Ireland as supplier of chemicals with over 100 years of history in the North East.

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28 January 2019 - I attended the 103rd Birthday celebrations of Mr Ernest Jones at the Sunderland Fans Museum.

28 January 2019 - I attended the 103rd Birthday celebrations of Mr Ernest Jones at the Sunderland Fans Museum.

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31 January 2019 - I attended the Exhibition Preview for Leonardo: A Life in Drawing. The Royal Collection was brought to Sunderland to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo. Image Credit: Sunderland Culture.

31 January 2019 - I attended the Exhibition Preview for Leonardo: A Life in Drawing. The Royal Collection was brought to Sunderland to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo. Image Credit: Sunderland Culture.

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10 January 2019 - As one of my chosen charities I attended a special supporters' event at the NSPCC’s North East Service Centre to find out about the charity's work across the region.
16 January 2019 - I attended Brenntag UK & Ireland’s Open Day which showcased the role of chemical manufacturing and Brenntag UK & Ireland as supplier of chemicals with over 100 years of history in the North East.
28 January 2019 - I attended the 103rd Birthday celebrations of Mr Ernest Jones at the Sunderland Fans Museum.
31 January 2019 - I attended the Exhibition Preview for Leonardo: A Life in Drawing. The Royal Collection was brought to Sunderland to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo. Image Credit: Sunderland Culture.

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