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Celebrating benefits of employee ownership


Employee Ownership Day 2019 is taking place on Friday 28th June and Martin Whitfield MP has shown his support for the day by visiting local employee owned business Jerba Campervans. This year the day's focus is on celebrating employee ownership’s impact on wellbeing and happiness at work and the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) is encouraging [...]

Celebrating benefits of employee ownership2019-06-24T16:32:29+01:00

Great Get Together event thanks local volunteers


As part of this year’s UK-wide Great Get Together weekend (21 to 23 June) activities, Martin Whitfield MP today hosted an afternoon tea event for charities and volunteers in the Tranent area. Held at the town’s Loch Centre, Mr Whitfield hosted the event to say thank you to local volunteers and charities for the work [...]

Great Get Together event thanks local volunteers2019-06-21T22:46:00+01:00

Praise for Headway art exhibition


An exhibition of art produced by members of the Headway East Lothian group has been praised by local MP Martin Whitfield. The Outdoor to Indoor art project saw members work with Linda McCann of Canndhu Productions, to explore both rural and urban areas, taking impressions through sound, memory, photos and physical reminders. The art produced [...]

Praise for Headway art exhibition2019-06-20T10:41:07+01:00

Martin’s got the bottle for National Refill Day


This National Refill Day (Wednesday 19th June) Martin Whitfield MP is joining campaigners to urge East Lothian residents to ditch single-use water bottles. Organised by the Refill campaign and Water UK, National Refill Day is calling on parliamentarians to join the British public and stop buying single-use plastic water bottles and pledge to carry a [...]

Martin’s got the bottle for National Refill Day2019-06-19T14:18:29+01:00

Supporting Small Charity Week 2019


17 to 21 June is #SmallCharityWeek and to help mark the week the Small Charities Coalition (SCC), a national membership organisation for 9,000 small charities and supporters, has launched the 'Big Support Small' campaign. The campaign highlights that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to charities. It will seek to showcase great examples of support between [...]

Supporting Small Charity Week 20192019-06-12T14:23:38+01:00

Celebrating brass band’s 30th anniversary


Martin Whitfield MP has attended Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band’s thirtieth anniversary concert at Prestonpans Community centre. The band can trace its roots back to 1890, while its connection to Prestonpans and East Lothian goes back over a hundred years. The current band was formed in 1989 when the Dalkeith Burgh and Monktonhall Colliery bands [...]

Celebrating brass band’s 30th anniversary2019-06-26T15:40:16+01:00

Attending furniture school graduation ceremony


Martin Whitfield MP has attended the graduation ceremony of the Chippendale International School of Furniture. The local MP joined students, including winner Christian Burt from Portland, Oregon, at the ceremony at the Gifford-based school and said a few words of congratulation for all their hard work and achievements. Martin Whitfield MP said: “I was delighted [...]

Attending furniture school graduation ceremony2019-06-18T09:15:23+01:00

Local fundraiser’s success mentioned in Commons


Local fundraiser Scott Glynn's success in being awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List has been highlighted on the floor of the House of Commons. Speaking during Commons Business Questions, Martin Whitfield MP asked the Leader of the House to join him in congratulating Mr Glynn on his award and the work he [...]

Local fundraiser’s success mentioned in Commons2019-06-13T19:18:05+01:00

New workplace support service launched


Yesterday, Martin Whitfield MP joined a hundred fellow MPs and industry leaders at Parliament for the launch of GroceryAid’s new Workplace Critical Incident Support. The new service, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust, aims to provide professional counselling support to grocery colleagues in the aftermath of an accident, robbery or assault in [...]

New workplace support service launched2019-06-13T13:54:31+01:00

Attending MS Research Story exhibition


Martin Whitfield MP has attended the MS Society's new exhibition, Multiple Sclerosis - The Research Story, at Parliament. The exhibition aims to raise awareness about the need for investment in MS research so treatments can be found for everyone with the condition. Each of those involved in the exhibition has provided a personal object which [...]

Attending MS Research Story exhibition2019-06-13T14:03:11+01:00