"I can hardly believe a year has passed since Martin died and so many friends gathered in Stamford for his Thanksgiving Service and met up afterwards at The George.
I would like to thank so many people for their love and support to me personally and The Martin Lawrence Memorial Trust over this past year, which has helped me enormously and also enabled us to fund Send a Cow groups in Ethiopia, provide cricket equipment for state schools to join The Fred Trueman Cricket League, and resources to encourage youngsters to learn about The Rutland Osprey Project.
I have just returned from 16 days in Ethiopia where we fulfilled Martin's wish for his ashes to be scattered in the spectacular mountains near Lalibela and at Send a Cow's Field Office, where there is now a Martin Lawrence Memorial Corner, where staff and visitors can meet, eat and relax. Martin wanted me to introduce my family to this fascinating country and their 8 day whistlestop trip included meeting up with me in Lalibela, a 3 day trek in the Wolla mountains (which Martin & I did in 2013) and visiting Send a Cow projects in the south. A report and photos will be included in our next E-newsletter.
Whilst away I heard I had, at last, exchanged on the sale of Fryers Cottage, so I will be moving to a rented cottage on Nov 11, whilst Well Cottage, my new home at 6 Cliff Road, Sherston, SN16 0LN is being renovated.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Wiltshire or at MLMT events in 2016."