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Kevan Jones MP congratulates everyone involved in the McGregor Trophy U16 Boys Open at South Moor Golf Club. The event in July was a huge success, and a tribute to the hard work of the club, the Stanley AAP, players, officials, and everyone involved.
On Saturday 9 July, Kevan Jones MP went along to Beamish Museum, where people living with dementia and their friends and families enjoyed a step back in time together.
The weekend is part of the UK-wide Dementia Awareness Week™ which aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and give people the opportunity to find out more information. Beamish Museum works extensively with people who have dementia by providing reminiscence sessions in community care settings. The Museum has been working with Alzheimer’s Society and Stockton NHS to support Dementia Awareness Week™ 2011 with events in the community and at the Museum.
On 27 June, the body of Christopher Rochester was exhumed at the request of the Greek authorities. Chris died in June 2000 after being left unattended in a hospital on Rhodes, following a 40ft fall from a balcony. His body was returned to the UK with a kidney missing and his family have been fighting to prove that the kidney later returned was not Chris'.
In an article for the Journal, Kevan Jones paid tribute to the determination and tenacity shown by the family over the last 11 years:
Kevan joined Vice Chair of Durham County Council, Councillor Linda Marshall, and Councillor David Marshall to celebrate Armed Forces Day on 25 June.
At Business Questions on 23 June, Kevan raised the issue of the plans to mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War in 2014.
Kevan asked the Leader of the House: "May we have a Government statement on the Government’s plans to mark the 100th anniversary in 2014 of the beginning of the first world war? I visited Belgium a few weeks ago, as a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the other commissioners and I were briefed on the extensive work going on there. That contrasts with the confusion in the UK, where it appears that a decision is yet to be taken on whether the Ministry of Defence or the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will take the lead on that anniversary.
In response, the Leader of the House, Sir George Young, said, "I share the hon. Gentleman’s concern that we should commemorate this anniversary properly. As a former Minister in the MOD, he will have a good background to this matter. I will raise it with MOD Ministers to make sure that we take appropriate action to commemorate this important anniversary
Kevan Jones MP has joined local colleagues in calling for the retention of Children's Congenital Heart Services at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.
As well as sending in a submission to the Consultation, Mr. Jones has also signed EDM 1847, and spoke up on the matter in the House. In his contributions, Mr. Jones, speaking from his own experience at the MOD, made the point that the decision must not be a political one, and must be made on the basis of clinical outcomes. To read more of the debate, follow the link below.
Kevan met with constituents Kevin and Kathleen Haigh at the Tea Time for Change event at Westminster in June. The event encouraged the public to meet with their local MP over a cup of tea to discuss the fight against global poverty.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham has welcomed the successful launch of the new North Durham Academy, which took place on Tuesday June 21 at New College Durham, the sponsors of the new academy.
The event included a brand, uniform and full campus launch – outlining the full plans for the academy which will merge the Greencroft Business & Enterprise Community School & Stanley School of Technology this September.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham has congratulated four students from Roseberry Sports & Community College, Pelton, after they were recognised by the Royal Bank of Scotland Personal Finance Education Awards, which is open to all primary & secondary schools in Scotland, England and Wales.
The nominated students have been selected due to the contribution they have made in raising financial awareness as the “Roseberry Money Saving Experts”, printing posters, having ‘drop-in’ sessions with students, and creating animations for the reception area of the college. They have even created their own enterprise business, selling mini body sprays during sports lessons and returning a profit in the process.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, attended an event on Friday 17 June organised by Durham and Chester-le-Street Carers Support, coinciding with National Carers Week.
At the event at the Red Lion on Front Street, Chester-le-Street, Mr. Jones met with carers and unveiled a display of work by members of the group.