CHRISTMAS comes but once a year and many of you will look forward to a little time relaxing with friends and family.
However, the John Lewis advertisement reminds us that it is important that we reach out to those who are elderly, infirm, have recently lost a close relative or who are just on their own at this time of year.
I also want to thank those people who will be working whilst most of us relax – the doctors and nurses, the firefighters, the police, the shop assistants, the waiters and waitresses and those who serve in the armed forces at home and abroad.
We live in an increasingly busy 365 day a week 24 hour a day world so it may be that many of us will have to work to make sure the country keeps running.
Around the world, there will be so many less fortunate than ourselves, and UK aid will be helping millions of them over the holidays.
Finally I hope you all tuck into local produce and shop in local stores when you prepare for the Christmas break.
Our local food producers work tirelessly all year round to make sure you can enjoy the best quality goods. I hope you all have a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Harriett Baldwin MP
Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire