GMB Magazine GMB25 Centre Point Summer 2016 - Page 30

NOTICE BOARD munity The GMB Com d e t t i k y l l u F WIN GMB has 50 pairs of tickets to give away – for free! It's never too soon to plan for Christmas! And GMB has 50 pairs of tickets to the Festive Gift Fair to give away – so you can get your Christmas shopping done early! The Festive Gift Fair is on in Hall 12 in the NEC Birmingham from 10-13 November 2016, and is packed full of thousands of unique presents, food and drink to sample and buy. Have fun looking around this Aladdin's Cave of gifts, with presents for children, home interior ideas, stocking fillers, pressies for pets… and so much more! Plus, there's a truly festive atmosphere at the fair. Carol singers, live bands and panto favourites will keep the whole family entertained! To get your hands on a pair of tickets, which will be sent out on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 50 members who apply, please send your name, address and membership number to samantha.jones@gmb.org.uk by email or post to the Halesowen Regional Office by no later than 30 September 2016. Names will be drawn and winners will be notified in writing along with tickets thereafter. Good luck! OUT GMB proudly sponsors the Halas Hawkes South FC Under-7s… These young footballers have reason to be cheerful: they have a new kit thanks to the GMB C15 General branch! Elizabeth Corbett, branch secretary; Anne Kelly, branch president; and equalities officer Kevin Baker have generously donated £750 to support the boys as they start their journey as a new football team. The donation was put towards a much-needed new kit, as the boys had been playing in old, worn kits since they formed their team, and they were also without any team jackets. The branch is proud to be able to help a young football team from the grass roots up. A sad goodbye GMB mourns Jim Duggan We are sad to announce that we recently lost our friend and colleague Jim Duggan. Jim was an active member of GMB for over 40 years. He held several positions within GMB including in the Regional Committee, the Regional Council and was also previously a Central Executive Council (CEC) member. He was a much-respected member of our union whose passing was very sudden. He will be sadly missed but will never be forgotten. We extend sympathies to his family and friends. 30 CENTRE POINT – GMB Birmingham and West Midlands GMB25.Centre_Point_30_31.indd 30 20/06/2016 15:21