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Allo, allo . . . it’s all in the best possible taste

March 4, 2013
FLYING THE FLAG FOR CHARITY: Mayor Martin Cartwright (top right), consort Sue Cross, myself and husband John

FLYING THE FLAG FOR CHARITY: Mayor Martin Cartwright (top right), consort Sue Cross, myself and husband John

I crossed the border  to join in some ‘entente cordiale’ with civic dignatories from Leicestershire  – on a night where charity was definitely the winner.

Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor Martin Cartwright is very keen to reach his charity target of  £20,000 before coming to the end of his year’s term of office.

And the ‘Allo, ‘Allo! themed evening at Shackerstone’s delightful Help Out Mill restaurant proved a big hit with diners and good causes alike.

For Hinckley’s number citizen raised £1,000 towards that golden milestone – thanks to the restaurant owner Peter Young giving all the proceeds from the night’s restaurant meals to Councillor Cartwright.

The 46-year-old member for Groby took on a particularly unique challenge at the start of his mayoral year when he decided to support not one but EIGHT different charities. And he seems to have all corners covered – with organisations connected to  babies, children, adults, the disabled and sick animals all on his list. Good on him.

There was even better news for the civic dignatory as an anonymous diner on the night – a retired Nuneaton businessman – guaranteed that if Councillor Cartwright fails to make his £20,000 target by the beginning of May, he will personally make up the shortfall.

Diners, including myself and husband John, were served by the mayor and consort Sue Cross – who were dressed as cafe owner Rene Artois and waitress  Yvette Carte-Blanche – from the  BBC sitcom ‘Allo, ‘Allo!

It was all done in the best possible taste.

Oooooh RENE: Hinckley Consort Sue Cross gets a peck off Mayor Martin Cartwright

Oooooh RENE: Hinckley Consort Sue Cross gets a peck off Mayor Martin Cartwright

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