Local MP, Stephen Phillips, recently supported the first Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race to be run in the constituency, organised by an enthusiastic team of volunteers led by Sue Stannard. The event raised over £5,000 for Breast Cancer Now and saw a number of teams enjoying themselves on a course starting at Caythorpe and finishing in Grantham, having completed a variety of challenges along the way. Participants ran, walked and cycled the course, but began by getting a selfie with our MP, to whom this first challenge came as something of a surprise! "Fighting Breast Cancer is a really important issue for me personally," Stephen said. "I have been a champion for the charity in the House, particualrly focussing on the too often forgotten issue of men who suffer from this terrible disease. We can win this battle, and I am really proud of everything Sue and her team are doing to raise the funds to ensure we do just that."
Friday, Stephen Phillips QC MP presented Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy with the Gold Standard Mark for Quality Careers Education and Guidance, recognising the school's outstanding performance in this area in each of the last three years. The High School is one of the few in our area which maintains a full time member of staff dedicated to careers' advice for the girls, who benefit from a wide range of opportunities enabling them to choose a degree and career which suits them and their abilities. Speaking at the ceremony handing over the award, Stephen said, "Everyone at the High School can be really proud that the school leads the way in providing first-rate carreers' advice to pupils. Recently, I had the honour to attend the careers fair here and speak to some of the girls about careers in politics and law. I was greatly impressed by the careful thought which they are giving to their futures."
Local MP Stephen Phillips joined councillors from all over Lincolnshire on Sunday for at the annual Civic Service at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Billinghay. The service was attended by councillors, dignitaries and residents who all congratulated local councillor Mrs Gill Ogden on her appointment as Chairman of North Kesteven District Council and offered prayers for the community for the coming year. Speaking after the service, Stephen said, "Gill has worked tirelessly for her community for many years, particularly the residents of Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme as their elected councillor. I am delighted that her dedication has been recognised with her appointment as Chairman and I know that she will do a fantastic job. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work closely with her."
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