A great week to be British: my column in the Morley Observer

It’s been a great week to be British. On Saturday the British and Irish Lions stormed to victory against Australia, breaking a 16 year wait. And of course on Sunday Andy Murray triumphed at Wimbledon. Everyone was on the edge of their seats watching his stunning 3-0 set win over Novak Djokovic. It was the first British Wimbledon singles win since Virginia Wade in 1977 and the first man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. Amazing stuff. Now there’s just the Ashes to go for a clean sweep over the summer.

For less sporty patriots there was another important event last weekend as the country and people across Morley celebrated Armed Forces Day.

I hold an event for Armed Forces Day in the constituency each year. And there were cucumber sandwiches and scones-a-plenty at my afternoon tea. Morley Labour rooms were packed with local residents as well as current and former members of our armed forces who all came together to mark Armed Forces Day.

As well as afternoon tea, we held a raffle to raise money for the British Legion and raised over £150 for the local branch. 

Armed Forces Day is a real opportunity for us to show our support to the men and women who make up the armed forces community: those currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets. It’s also a chance to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.

Thank you to all those who made the even possible. It was great to see so many local people showing their support.

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Posted July 10th, 2013 by Ed