Lord Mayor's pledge to grant wishes for Bradford people

WISH-MAKER: The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Mike Gibbons

WISH-MAKER: The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Mike Gibbons

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

THE Lord Mayor of Bradford has pledged to use his year in office to grant wishes for people across the district who "deserve a special treat."

His promise to do everything possible to help the most commendable cases has been announced alongside a new approach to fundraising for the Lord Mayor's charity appeal, which also fits with his make it happen pledge.

Usually funds are raised for the Lord Mayor's nominated charity and this year half the money raised will be donated to the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford - but the rest will be used to support local groups or organisations which can bid for grants of up to £1,000.

The aim is to provide them with funding to advance the good work they do in society and applications will be accepted from those which support projects, activities or events from the whole district.

Cllr Gibbons said: "I have a long association with Marie Curie and, like most people, know people who have been affected by cancer. I hope you will join me in raising funds to support their vital work helping the families and friends of those battling this disease.

"I wanted to do something different with the fundraising for my civic year, so as well as helping Marie Curie with the work they do, I wanted to help lots of smaller local groups and organisations with their projects.

"As well as the fundraising aspect of my civic year, I wanted to be able to use my time as Lord Mayor to grant wishes for Bradford people who deserve a special treat.

"Your nominee could wish to travel along a canal on a barge; take to the stage and tread the boards at the Alhambra or possibly take part in the annual Festival of Remembrance. If I can make it happen I will give it my best shot!”

Those who know someone they think deserves a special wish to be granted, and think the Lord Mayor’s appeal team might be able help, are encouraged to get in touch.

For an application form for the grants or to nominate someone to receive a wish please email the chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Committee at dale.smith@bradford.gov.uk

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1:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BD16 says...

Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat.
Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat. BD16
  • Score: 34

1:35pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

BD16 wrote:
Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat.
Why ?
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat.[/p][/quote]Why ? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -25

2:10pm Sun 10 Aug 14

theoutsider says...

Dont tempt me !
Here goes der der der d der der der der d ...your letter is only the start of it getting better now your a part of it.....
Now then now then heres a letter from a Bratfud
Dear Mike
Can you fix it for me to get shut of Green & Co from Chuff Hall
And can I have a Mike Fixed It For Me Badge
Yours the Outsider
Dont tempt me ! Here goes der der der d der der der der d ...your letter is only the start of it getting better now your a part of it..... Now then now then heres a letter from a Bratfud Dear Mike Can you fix it for me to get shut of Green & Co from Chuff Hall And can I have a Mike Fixed It For Me Badge Yours the Outsider theoutsider
  • Score: 9

2:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BD16 says...

Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George. BD16
  • Score: 31

4:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

OLDLAD says...

Can you make the council vanish for me please.
Can you make the council vanish for me please. OLDLAD
  • Score: 6

5:34pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

BD16 wrote:
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one.

Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians?

And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy.

The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.[/p][/quote]That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one. Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians? And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy. The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -6

5:55pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BertSanders says...

BD16 wrote:
Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat.
Mr Galloway is elected to represent all the citizens of Bradford West.
Hamas and Israel must solve the dispute and it does not appear as one sided as he implies. I would be delighted if Mr Galloway is defeated but that is the will of the people of Bradford West, for whom, in my view he has done little or nothing.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Can The Lord Mayor de-select Galloway? We all deserve that treat.[/p][/quote]Mr Galloway is elected to represent all the citizens of Bradford West. Hamas and Israel must solve the dispute and it does not appear as one sided as he implies. I would be delighted if Mr Galloway is defeated but that is the will of the people of Bradford West, for whom, in my view he has done little or nothing. BertSanders
  • Score: 12

6:18pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BertSanders says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one.

Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians?

And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy.

The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.
It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile"
Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.[/p][/quote]That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one. Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians? And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy. The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.[/p][/quote]It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile" Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions. BertSanders
  • Score: 5

7:46pm Sun 10 Aug 14

bradford88 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one.

Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians?

And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy.

The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.
I agree with you 100% atleast someone on here has half a brain thats not stuck up there backside
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.[/p][/quote]That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one. Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians? And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy. The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.[/p][/quote]I agree with you 100% atleast someone on here has half a brain thats not stuck up there backside bradford88
  • Score: -5

9:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BD16 says...

BertSanders wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one.

Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians?

And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy.

The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.
It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile"
Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions.
Careful Bert. A common sense attitude like yours will only upset some people who only see one side as being the aggressors rather than taking a balanced view.
[quote][p][bold]BertSanders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.[/p][/quote]That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one. Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians? And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy. The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.[/p][/quote]It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile" Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions.[/p][/quote]Careful Bert. A common sense attitude like yours will only upset some people who only see one side as being the aggressors rather than taking a balanced view. BD16
  • Score: 5

10:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

BertSanders wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.
That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one.

Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians?

And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy.

The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.
It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile"
Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions.
If rockets are a problem, then Israel should target them specifically. Why the need to kill everyone around the area where they're being fired from?

Tel Aviv also said it would launch a ground invasion to stop that rocket fire. Looks like they're too cowardly to do that. They prefer to bomb everyone from the air instead (via state of the art weaponry provided by the likes of the US and UK governments).

The fact is, this so-called 'democracy' in the ME is anything but. It's nothing but a vile racist, fascist State intent on killing, maiming, and imprisoning as many Palestinians as they can.

If there was no such thing as social media, in all likelihood we would have seen over 20,000 Palestinians dead instead of the 2000 so far.

Israel has already lost the PR war. You can't defend against mass slaughter no matter how slick your propaganda machine is running.
[quote][p][bold]BertSanders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Because he's an embarrassment to Bradford. He cares nothing for anybody that doesn't agree with his policies and panders to only one section of the electorate of Bradford. He only turns up when there's something in it for George.[/p][/quote]That maybe so but no-one can really fault GG's position on a lot of issues, especially the Gazan one. Who can disagree with vile Israeli terrorist scum killing over 2000 Palestinians in about a month ? - and of which approx. 80% have been civilians? And then it has the nerve to call itself a democracy. The sooner the murderous Zionist savages are sent to the Hague for war crimes, the better.[/p][/quote]It is hard to diagree with you - but can you support Hamas sending explosives into Israel ? who say they are returning missiles from where they have been sent - in populated areas. It must be stopped by both parties - who just cannot agree. A War Crimes Court will not help the people - it needs UN action and agreement promptly I find the "vile" Mr Galloway distressing and totally unhelpful - it is not in his power to say who is welcme in Bradford - and flying flags that suit his opinions.[/p][/quote]If rockets are a problem, then Israel should target them specifically. Why the need to kill everyone around the area where they're being fired from? Tel Aviv also said it would launch a ground invasion to stop that rocket fire. Looks like they're too cowardly to do that. They prefer to bomb everyone from the air instead (via state of the art weaponry provided by the likes of the US and UK governments). The fact is, this so-called 'democracy' in the ME is anything but. It's nothing but a vile racist, fascist State intent on killing, maiming, and imprisoning as many Palestinians as they can. If there was no such thing as social media, in all likelihood we would have seen over 20,000 Palestinians dead instead of the 2000 so far. Israel has already lost the PR war. You can't defend against mass slaughter no matter how slick your propaganda machine is running. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 5

8:15am Mon 11 Aug 14

BertSanders says...

I am led to believe from agency reports that Hamas use people as a humam shield - so it not surprising when missiles are reurned to destoy the instillation. I was a soldier in 47/48 and the advance of Israel is remarkable - it was a desert and the people were undisciplined - not so now.
"Israel should not exist according to Hamas" that alone steadies your mind when you live there
I do not pick fights with powerful young men for oobvious reason - Hamas is doing just that - they cannot beat Israel so it must be sorted diplomatically and soon - too many people are being maimed and killed.
Israel is there and they will fight to preserve their exisytence - they gave the British a problem in 47 and I remember their military perfection at Entebbe Airport Incidentaly l am not a Jew but Robin must be Islamic and extremely biased. It must be sorted - although it a long running feud.
Similar beastiallity exists in the mountains of Iraq - the world is not a nice place!
I am led to believe from agency reports that Hamas use people as a humam shield - so it not surprising when missiles are reurned to destoy the instillation. I was a soldier in 47/48 and the advance of Israel is remarkable - it was a desert and the people were undisciplined - not so now. "Israel should not exist according to Hamas" that alone steadies your mind when you live there I do not pick fights with powerful young men for oobvious reason - Hamas is doing just that - they cannot beat Israel so it must be sorted diplomatically and soon - too many people are being maimed and killed. Israel is there and they will fight to preserve their exisytence - they gave the British a problem in 47 and I remember their military perfection at Entebbe Airport Incidentaly l am not a Jew but Robin must be Islamic and extremely biased. It must be sorted - although it a long running feud. Similar beastiallity exists in the mountains of Iraq - the world is not a nice place! BertSanders
  • Score: 7

11:01am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Just wait until ISIS decide Palestine is their next target to add to their Islamic State, then they'll be begging Israel to help them.

More importantly, lets hop the peace talks can progress this time, and the ceasefire holds indefinitely.
Just wait until ISIS decide Palestine is their next target to add to their Islamic State, then they'll be begging Israel to help them. More importantly, lets hop the peace talks can progress this time, and the ceasefire holds indefinitely. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 5

10:26am Tue 12 Aug 14

BertSanders says...

Mr Galloway- the expert on Middle East politics- has not made any public comment on the happenings in Northern Iraq. Like Gaza they show a complete lack of human morality. He was nociferous on this occasion.
Mr Galloway- the expert on Middle East politics- has not made any public comment on the happenings in Northern Iraq. Like Gaza they show a complete lack of human morality. He was nociferous on this occasion. BertSanders
  • Score: 0

10:33am Tue 12 Aug 14

BertSanders says...

correction VOCIFEROUS
correction VOCIFEROUS BertSanders
  • Score: 0

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