LEWISHAM’S CHAIR OF SCRUTINY COUNCILLOR ALAN HALL has hailed the involvement of Lewisham Young Mayor’s team in a recent fundraising reception at The House of Lords as a great success.
Councillor Alan Hall said:
“The afternoon began with a tour of the Houses of Parliament. That is always a fascinating experience and I think it left a great impression on the Young Mayor’s team about our democratic institutions.
“We had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Lords which was kindly facilitated by our very own Lord Kennedy (Crofton Park councillor Roy Kennedy) and hosted by Council Chair Jimi Adefiranye.
“Cllr Adefiranye had invited Mayors from all over London and the south of England to the tea and they were there in their droves – a group of Mayors is known as a ‘magnificence of Mayors’ we had more Mayors than you could shake a stick at! We were grateful to all of them for coming as all the funds raised goes to the Mayor of Lewisham’s charity, The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.
“It was a truly magnificient blend of civic and parliamentary occasion and credit should be given to the excellent young people involved for their commitment and enthusiasm.”
Picture: The Young Mayor’s team including:
Back Row: L to R: Cllr Jimi Adefiranye, Viet Anh Tran, Sarah Jinodu, Cllr Alan Hall, Zac Moshe, Maria Peeva, Harry Chaple, Cllr Brenda Dacres
Front Row L to R: Tekisha Henry, Tyreece Hines, Emmerson Sutton, Kenya Fante, Liam Islam