On Wednesday I was very lucky to attend the inaugural event of the newly launched organisation, Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID). Led by Baroness Jenkins, CFID launched at party conference and it was great to see this event so well attended.
|Bill Gates speaking to us all about his foundation|
They managed to secure Bill Gates as the guest speaker and it was fascinating to hear the excellent and often ground-breaking work that he does to alleviate poverty through his foundation especially combatting polio and malaria.
During Andrew Mitchell’s vote of thanks he said of Bill: ““He has already changed the world once and he’s on course to change it again”.
I am looking forward to their next event and I urge you all to sign up and get involved with CFID
On a different note we still collecting school items for the Birch Memorial School Appeal and please do email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate something.
|Bill Gates speaking with Baroness Jenkins to his left and Andrew Mitchell to his right|