Worcestershire Ambassadors January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all Worcestershire Ambassadors.

I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and feel ready to face the fresh challenges of another uncertain year ahead.

Despite the financial and logistical challenges of lockdown, it’s important to stay positive and motivated and to look after our mental health.

You can boost your mental – and physical – health by signing up for our Walk the Walk 2021 campaign, led by Ambassadors’ director Chris Orr.

We are encouraging as many people as possible across Worcestershire to join us in logging their miles as they run, jog, walk or play sport so we can cumulatively reach the moon – 238,900 miles away.

Our aim is to collectively raise £20,000 to support mental health initiatives in Worcestershire and I’m delighted that so many Ambassadors have already joined in the challenge but if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still time to get involved.

You can find more details on the Ambassadors website https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/walkthewalk2021/. Thanks for your support.

The first Ambassadors event of 2021 is a Cheese and Wine ‘Call My Bluff’ event on Friday, February 26. Thanks to Ambassador Neil Betteridge for organising and hosting this event.

I’d like to round off this newsletter with a hearty well done and thank you to Ambassador Ian Jukes, who has generously donated 500 copies of his first children’s novel, The Adventures of Thomas and the Magic Owl, to FareShare Midlands (the charity supported by England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford) and 250 copies to the Ambassadors for distribution to charities and good causes.

You may have heard Ian being interviewed about the book by BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter Nina Das Gupta. The book is available from: https://www.thomasandowliver.com/

I look forward to seeing you all again soon. In the meantime, please continue to stay safe, care for each other and remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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