I’ve just had an email from David Evans, who did such a fine job of organising and hosting Gerald Reece’s talk on Brownhills this evening at the Methodist Church Hall in Brownhills.
David and I would both like to thank all those who turned out – what was apparently in excess of 100 people – but none of it would have been possible without the generosity of time and spirit of the wonderful, entertaining and fascinating Gerald Reece.
Just by pitching up and showing an interest in our communal history, £520 was raised for Macmillan Cancer and that is a very fine thing indeed. That doesn’t include a private, separate and welcome donation pledged by a reader in remote parts.
This is what community interest, exploration and involvement can do. Thanks to everyone, the Methodist Church for being such good hosts, the folks doing the refreshments and David for his tireless work in getting this thing going.
Thanks, Brownhills. You showed you still have great community spirit tonight. Wonderful.
I look forward to Gerald continuing his quest and seeing the results. He really is a most remarkable man. Thanks, old chap.