Pádraig Belton has just sent to the office the photo above of the Young Stationers who attended a charity event to which the newly elected Aldermanic Sheriff, Sir Paul Judge, had very kindly invited them. It was held at his penthouse digs on Friday, 12 July. (From left: Miss Imogen Cawrse, Rhidian Jones, Mark Kuria, Liveryman Paddy Belton, Thomas Borwick, Varun Ramraj, Miss Laura Miller, Miss Caroline Roddis.) The fundraiser was in aid of bursaries for secondary school pupils in Kenya, through the Aiducation programme administered at the Cambridge Judge Business School.
The photo also shows Pádraig sporting a sample of the proposed new Stationers' bow tie! Do let him know what you think of it!
The Young Stationers spent Sunday, 21 July at the Groucho Club for a talk by author Sophie Parkin on the erstwhile Colony Room (1948-2008, an establishment in which Kate Moss pulled pints as barmaid, Dylan Thomas got rather sick on the carpet, and Princess Margaret popped in for pink gin), and bohemian Soho.
Earlier in the month, they visited the rooftop terrace of their good friend Limehouse Books CEO Bobby Nayyar, for very bad dancing and to celebrate the launch this month of his Limehouse Academy (which has adopted Young Stationer and Jesus College, Oxford, undergraduate Rosie Pugh as its first author, with a three-book publishing deal).
Next week, on the 30 July, the Young Stationers are very much looking forward going along at the kind invitation of Court Assistant Martin Randall and Liveryman Rob Shepherd to an evening of drinks and papermaking on the pavement by the new Shepherd's premise near Victoria Station.