I am sure that all of you who have made donations to this site's chosen charity, The Herts Mind Network, will join with me in congratulating their Chief Executive, Julie Nicholson, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Honours List for her services for mental health. Julie was the second employee to join what was then called Mind in Dacorum, when I was on the committee about 20 years ago. She not only proved to be extremely successful at organising a befriending service, but turned out to be a very good manager. It is thanks to her hard work that the Herts Mind Network now plays a very important role in the voluntary sector's contribution in the county by promoting a positive approach to mental health and assisting the recovery of affected individuals.
We are now virtually half way through the year and so far have reached only raised £460 towards a full year total of £1200 , so it is not too late to say "thank you" to Julie by making certain we reach the £600 half way mark by the end of June.