Usually i would be helping the Lion build the community bonfire but this year i was excused so that i could officially open the annual charity Christmas card sale at the united reformed church. I was announced by our own Town Crier – what a fabulous job she does for our town. I then had the opportunity to visit all the stalls and chat to the volunteers. So many good causes so much hard work in raising money. After a cup of coffee and a biscuit i purchased several packs of cards, hope they are suitable for my fellow councillors, then made my way to the craft sale.