Supporting our local community

 

Having lived and run a business in Lichfield for 30 years I feel very strongly about supporting the local region.That means taking an interest in the area and where possible lending a hand.

 

Lichfield is a beautiful city with an intriguing history. I would recommend a day trip to anyone considering a trip to the Midlands and don't forget to pop into the Arthur Price Facory Shop as well!

 

An honour to be Sheriff

 

In April 2009 I was bestowed the privilege of being appointed the 456th Sheriff of Lichfield. Highlights of the year's official civic duties included leading the historic Sheriff's Ride around the city's surrounding counrtyside.

 

During that 12 months I learnt much about the district and I continue to be inspired by our great city and its people.

We're in it together

The old saying goes 'Charity begins at home' and that's exactly why I decided to get involved with  the 'We Love Lichfield Fund'.

 

The Fund is supported by a number of local business people who have dedicated their time to helping raise money that will make a real difference to community and voluntary groups in the region by providing grants to them.

 

As one of the charity’s supporters, we’ve been busily fundraising since the launch Summer 2011 and we now have over £50,000 in the fund. To apply online, visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk/welovelichfield. Good luck with your application!

 

Gartmore Riding for the Disabled

After learning to take to the saddle for the Sheriff's Ride I was delighted that the We Love Lichfield Fund was able to make a donatation to a cause that's close to my heart.

 

In the picture I'm presenting the cheuqe to wonderful ladies, Tracey Fracis and Teresa Watt of Gartmore Riding for the Disabled, an incredibly worthwhile charity.

 

I'm sure that these funds will help to provide local children with some wonderfully happy memories of an exciting, adventurous and (I speak from first hand knowledge) liberating new experience. 

Celebrating Lichfield' first born child 

As the father of three children, citizen of Lichfield and a proud traditionalist I thought it would be a great idea to give a special gift each year to the first born baby in Lichfield.

 

The first gift for 2012 was an eye-catching solid silver Celtic cup engraved with the baby's name birth weight and location. The cup hallmarked in Birmingham is one of the silver items made in 2012 will have an extra hallmark to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

 

Here I am pictured with this year's winners; little Chloe and her proud parents, Mark and Corinne Brazier.

Proud to support the Bradford City Run

"As an alumni of Bradford University, I'm delighted to have been involved with Bradford City Run since its inaugural year in 2009 when Arthur Price provided the winners trophies and salvers.

 

It's great to get behind an event like this where so many families and friends of all ages come out and enjoy the City centre. The place has changed so much but I still have many fond memories of my student days!

 

If you fancy taking home an Arthur Price trophy this year's City Run is taking place on the 2nd December. You can register online at: www.bradfordcityrun.co.uk Good luck!"