As in previous years, Michael asked local school children to design his Christmas cards. There were some fantastic entries, with a lovely range of designs. They are being sent out across Dorset and beyond. Congratulations to those children who had their designs chosen.
Michael was delighted to be able to help as a marshal at the 30th Wimborne parade raising money for Save the Children. Despite the awful weather, there was a good turnout, and people enjoyed a great display of festive floats and music.
On Monday morning Michael Tomlinson had an article published by the Guardian online, laying out his reasons why he could not support the Withdrawal agreement vote that was due on Tuesday. Shortly afterwards, the government decided to delay the vote.
Michael was pleased to be able to attend the Broadstone Christmas Parade as a judge on Small Business Saturday. The event was very well attended, and the weather was not as bad as it could have been! Lots of local groups and organisations attended.
Michael spent an uncomfortable night sleeping outside with only cardboard to protect him from the elements. It was to raise money for the Poole charity Routes to Roots, and was with the church youth group in Lytchett Minster.