Given the lack of rain it was incredible that there were any entries at all at the Shoreham Horticultural Society Summer Show last week. But, as usual, the standard of the blooms was spectacular and always puts my garden to shame.
Have you heard about the St B’s schools project? Schoolchildren from local primary schools have been visiting St Barnabas House over the last few months as part of a pioneering project to learn about hospice care.
I am pleased to say that my Private Members’ Bill to extend civil partnerships, give greater protections against stillbirths and add the names of mothers on marriage certificates completed its committee stages in the Commons last Wednesday.
Hospice care is not just for the elderly. Life-limiting conditions sadly affect people of all ages, and last year 15 per cent of the patients who were cared for by St Barnabas House were under the age of 65.