Sunday, 21 November 2010
Helping launch the Bear Necessities - Tuesday 16th November 2010
The Marketors were privileged to be the first visitors to the new Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Bear, at Mansion House last Tuesday morning. He and the Lady Mayoress and their staff looked amazingly fresh after a marathon weekend (Lord Mayor's Show, Remembrance Sunday) and the previous night's dinner for the outgoing Lord Mayor at Guildhall (guest speakers: the Lord Chancellor, the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury).
As you can see we were there to present a cheque, which was for the Lord Mayor's appeal (the Bear Necessities) from the Marketors' Trust. The Trust Chairman, Court Assistant Trevor Brignall, made the presentation, accompanied by our Clerk, Adele Thorpe (also seen signing the brand new visitors' book on the first page) and me.
The money will fund a university education for a student from one of the less well-off boroughs around the City of London. We shall also provide 'our' student with work experience during their summer vacation. We are making a special appeal to members for more funds to pay for a second student - in these times of increasing personal costs for higher education, we feel this is a relevant expression of our social responsibilities.