A photo blog of events the Mayor has attended and supported during the year so far, from May 2017 to March 2018.

March 2018

9 March 2018 - Here I am with Brigadier Bibby, Branch President of the Coldstream Guards at their 96th Annual Re-union Dinner.

9 March 2018 - Here I am with Brigadier Bibby, Branch President of the Coldstream Guards at their 96th Annual Re-union Dinner.

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12 March 2018 - Raising the Flag for Commonwealth Day alongside the Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.  It was a great turn out and I thank everyone who came to support the cause.

12 March 2018 - Raising the Flag for Commonwealth Day alongside the Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Susan Winfield OBE. It was a great turn out and I thank everyone who came to support the cause.

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16 March 2018 - Here I am with some pupils at the Anti-Bullying Celebration Event held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre.

16 March 2018 - Here I am with some pupils at the Anti-Bullying Celebration Event held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre.

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22 March 2018 - I had a fantastic evening presenting awards to some inspirational young adults at the Sunderland Young Achievers Awards held at the Stadium of Light.

22 March 2018 - I had a fantastic evening presenting awards to some inspirational young adults at the Sunderland Young Achievers Awards held at the Stadium of Light.

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28 March 2018 - I was honoured to be invited to Plymouth for the De-commissioning Ceremony of Sunderland’s affiliated War Ship HMS Ocean.

28 March 2018 - I was honoured to be invited to Plymouth for the De-commissioning Ceremony of Sunderland’s affiliated War Ship HMS Ocean.

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9 March 2018 - Here I am with Brigadier Bibby, Branch President of the Coldstream Guards at their 96th Annual Re-union Dinner.
12 March 2018 - Raising the Flag for Commonwealth Day alongside the Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.  It was a great turn out and I thank everyone who came to support the cause.
16 March 2018 - Here I am with some pupils at the Anti-Bullying Celebration Event held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre.
22 March 2018 - I had a fantastic evening presenting awards to some inspirational young adults at the Sunderland Young Achievers Awards held at the Stadium of Light.
28 March 2018 - I was honoured to be invited to Plymouth for the De-commissioning Ceremony of Sunderland’s affiliated War Ship HMS Ocean.

February 2018

7 February 2018 - Here I am at the re-opening ceremony of Castletown Primary School Library.

7 February 2018 - Here I am at the re-opening ceremony of Castletown Primary School Library.

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9 and 11 February 2018 - I was honoured to attend the opening and closing ceremony of the International Tennis Europe Winter Cups sponsored by Head at Silksworth Tennis Centre.

9 and 11 February 2018 - I was honoured to attend the opening and closing ceremony of the International Tennis Europe Winter Cups sponsored by Head at Silksworth Tennis Centre.

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12 February 2018 - Receiving a very generous donation from WO1 Stephen Fraser of the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Regiment towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-2018.

12 February 2018 - Receiving a very generous donation from WO1 Stephen Fraser of the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Regiment towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-2018.

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21 February 2018 - I had the honour and privilege to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the City when they visited the workers on site of the new Northern Spire bridge prior to it’s official opening later this year.

21 February 2018 - I had the honour and privilege to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the City when they visited the workers on site of the new Northern Spire bridge prior to it’s official opening later this year.

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25 February 2018 - Here I am in Sunderland Bridges celebrating Chinese New Year and what a wonderful afternoon we had.  Well done to everyone involved in making this event a great success.

25 February 2018 - Here I am in Sunderland Bridges celebrating Chinese New Year and what a wonderful afternoon we had. Well done to everyone involved in making this event a great success.

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7 February 2018 - Here I am at the re-opening ceremony of Castletown Primary School Library.
9 and 11 February 2018 - I was honoured to attend the opening and closing ceremony of the International Tennis Europe Winter Cups sponsored by Head at Silksworth Tennis Centre.
12 February 2018 - Receiving a very generous donation from WO1 Stephen Fraser of the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery Regiment towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-2018.
21 February 2018 - I had the honour and privilege to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the City when they visited the workers on site of the new Northern Spire bridge prior to it’s official opening later this year.
25 February 2018 - Here I am in Sunderland Bridges celebrating Chinese New Year and what a wonderful afternoon we had.  Well done to everyone involved in making this event a great success.

January 2018

10 January 2018 - Meeting with staff and service users of the Sea View Short Break Service for children with disabilities. This is a remarkable service for families in our city to access.

10 January 2018 - Meeting with staff and service users of the Sea View Short Break Service for children with disabilities. This is a remarkable service for families in our city to access.

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12 January 2018 - Here I am with children from Castle View Academy, Northern Saints and Hylton Castle Primary Schools, as they presented a time capsule to construction workers to bury at Hylton Castle to mark the official launch of restoration work.

12 January 2018 - Here I am with children from Castle View Academy, Northern Saints and Hylton Castle Primary Schools, as they presented a time capsule to construction workers to bury at Hylton Castle to mark the official launch of restoration work.

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13 January 2018 - Launching the new flag of Philadelphia Cricket Club to celebrate the clubs 150th Anniversary.

13 January 2018 - Launching the new flag of Philadelphia Cricket Club to celebrate the clubs 150th Anniversary.

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15 January 2018 - My Charity Curry Evening at the Shagorika Restaurant in Seaburn was a great success, raising over £634 for my three chosen charities. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

15 January 2018 - My Charity Curry Evening at the Shagorika Restaurant in Seaburn was a great success, raising over £634 for my three chosen charities. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

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10 January 2018 - Meeting with staff and service users of the Sea View Short Break Service for children with disabilities. This is a remarkable service for families in our city to access.
12 January 2018 - Here I am with children from Castle View Academy, Northern Saints and Hylton Castle Primary Schools, as they presented a time capsule to construction workers to bury at Hylton Castle to mark the official launch of restoration work.
13 January 2018 - Launching the new flag of Philadelphia Cricket Club to celebrate the clubs 150th Anniversary.
15 January 2018 - My Charity Curry Evening at the Shagorika Restaurant in Seaburn was a great success, raising over £634 for my three chosen charities. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

December 2017

1 December 2017 - Launch event of Bishopwearmouth Co-operative on Chester Road, Sunderland. This wonderful Garden Centre is now open to members of the public!

1 December 2017 - Launch event of Bishopwearmouth Co-operative on Chester Road, Sunderland. This wonderful Garden Centre is now open to members of the public!

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6 December 2017 - Visiting staff at the Phoenix Unit of Sunderland Royal Hospital on Wednesday. Phoenix Unit is one of my chosen charities who care for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and other similar treatments.

6 December 2017 - Visiting staff at the Phoenix Unit of Sunderland Royal Hospital on Wednesday. Phoenix Unit is one of my chosen charities who care for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and other similar treatments.

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8 December 2017 - Here I am on 'Elf Day' on which raised £283 towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-18. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated money.

8 December 2017 - Here I am on 'Elf Day' on which raised £283 towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-18. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated money.

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9 December 2017 - I am proud to be Honorary Patron for Sunderland Symphony Orchestra, what a fantastic performance they gave at their Christmas Concert.

9 December 2017 - I am proud to be Honorary Patron for Sunderland Symphony Orchestra, what a fantastic performance they gave at their Christmas Concert.

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16 December 2017 - I attended the 90th birthday party of former Mayor and Councillor, Mr John Mawston.

16 December 2017 - I attended the 90th birthday party of former Mayor and Councillor, Mr John Mawston.

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1 December 2017 - Launch event of Bishopwearmouth Co-operative on Chester Road, Sunderland. This wonderful Garden Centre is now open to members of the public!
6 December 2017 - Visiting staff at the Phoenix Unit of Sunderland Royal Hospital on Wednesday. Phoenix Unit is one of my chosen charities who care for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and other similar treatments.
8 December 2017 - Here I am on 'Elf Day' on which raised £283 towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund 2017-18. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated money.
9 December 2017 - I am proud to be Honorary Patron for Sunderland Symphony Orchestra, what a fantastic performance they gave at their Christmas Concert.
16 December 2017 - I attended the 90th birthday party of former Mayor and Councillor, Mr John Mawston.

November 2017

October 2017

4 October 2017

Here I am marking the beginning of the Houghton Feast Festival 2017 by crowning the King and Queen of Eventide at Houghton Miners Welfare Hall.

6 October 2017

Here I am opening the Houghton Feast Fairground to a group of Special Educational Needs children on Friday 6 October 2017. Each year the Showman's Guild kindly open the rides for free to these young children before the fair officially opens later in the evening.

8 October 2017

Here I am leading the Civic Procession in to the Houghton Feast Civic Church Service at St Michael and All Angels Church on Sunday 8 October 2017.

9 October 2017

Officially opening the newly refurbished Busy Bees Nursery on Monday 9 October 2017. A wonderful facility for the workers of Doxford International Business Park and local families to send their children to.

18 October 2017

On Wednesday 18 October 2017 a special service took place in Castletown Cemetery for 94yr old resident, Mary Reid who since 1945, has looked after the war graves of German Soldiers who lost their lives during WWII.

Gold Cross of Honour

Mary is pictured here in the Mayor's Parlour being presented with the Gold Cross of Honour of the German War Graves Commission by Military Attaché of the German Embassy in London, Colonel J Rütten.

September

1 September 2017

Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day on Friday 1 September 2017.

7 September 2017

On Thursday 7 September 2017, the employees of Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd were awarded Freedom of the City of Sunderland in an Extraordinary Meeting of the council for their services to the Automotive Industry in Sunderland.

17 September 2017

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service at the War Memorial on Burdon Road in Sunderland on Sunday 17 September 2017.

19 September 2017

Really enjoyed the year 6 school children from St John Boste Primary School visiting me in the Council Chamber and Mayor's Parlour on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

27 September 2017

Raising the City of Culture Bid 2021, flag at the Civic Centre on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Good luck Sunderland!

August

10 August 2017

Officially opening the new Costa Coffee store in the City Centre on Thursday 10 August 2017.

21 August 2017

Here I am having a tour of the Sunderland Maritime Heritage Musuem on Monday 21 August 2017.

25 August 2017

I was thrilled to officially open the Cleadon Ward of Monkwearmouth Hospital on Friday 25 August 2017, a wonderful new unit to treat dementia patients in Sunderland.

26 August 2017

Here I am at the Sunderland Voluntary Life Brigade's opening exhibition of the SS Ottercaps on Saturday 26 August 2017.

30 August 2017

Visiting AMAP in Sunderland to meet some work placement students from one of our twin cities of Saint-Nazire in France on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

July

1 July 2017

Annual West Area Committee SEE Event in Barnes Park on Saturday 1 July 2017 which was themed around science, environment and engineering.

4 July 2017

Annual American Independence Day celebrations at Washington Old Hall on Tuesday 4 July 2017.

7 July 2017

Here I am in the Mayor's Parlour on Friday 7 July 2017 being presented with a signed framed photo of HMS Ocean from its Captain, Commanding Officer Robert G Pedre as a sign of our affiliation with the ship.

8 July 2017

I feel so proud to be have been part of HMS Ocean's final Freedom of the City Parade in Sunderland on Saturday 8 July 2017. This is the after reception and capability demonstration on board the ship.

9 July 2017

What a great turn out I had for my Civic Sunday Church Service at St Cuthbert's Church in Redhouse on Sunday 9 July 2017.

11 July 2017

I was honoured to host Sunderland's first flag raising ceremony in remembrance of Srebrenica on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

21 July 2017

Another fantastic turnout at the Annual Air Show Weekend for Sunderland which took place between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

June

2 June 2017

Meeting with staff at the Phoenix Unit of Sunderland Royal Hospital on Friday 2 June 2017. The Phoenix Unit are one of my chosen charties for 2017-2018.

11 June 2017

The official opening of the Active Sunderland BIG BIKE RIDE on Sunday 11 June 2017, what a fantatsic turnout we had.

14 June 2017

Here I am at the Year 11 students Leavers Assembly held at Red House Academy on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Hylton Castle Time Capsule

Here I am at the burial of a time capsule at Hylton Castle prior to transformation work taking place, The Hylton Castle Project is a project very close to me heart.

20 June 2017

What a great turn out at my first fundraising event at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday 20 June, the SAFC Summer Tour & Cream Tea raised over £600 for my charities.

21 June 2017

Raising the Flag in support of Armed Forces Day on Wednesday 21 June 2017 alongside Mr Frank Major, Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.

22 June 2017

On Thursday 22 June 2017 I unveiled a Blue Plaque for John Murray alongside Jack Curtis. This was combined with a 300th Anniversary Celebration of the River Wear Commissioners.

May

17 May 2017

Annual Council and Mayor Making Ceremony on Wednesday 17 May 2017 being inagurated in to office as The Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Sunderland 2017-2018.

18 May 2017

My first official engagement as Mayor was on Thursday 18 May 2017, opening the Job Show North East at the Stadium of Light.

20 May 2017

A great turn out for our Civic 'At Home' Event held in the Pottery Gallery at the Museum and Winter Gardens on Saturday 20 May 2017. It was a very special afternoon.

21 May 2017

This was taken at a Memorial Service to remember the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands War on Sunday 21 May 2017.

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