Last week, Dan visited Easton Primary School and was given a tour of the small rural primary school by Headteacher Mrs Cheryl Singleton before answering questions from the year 6 pupils. These ranged from his medical background as an NHS doctor to the work he has done locally to get £12 million of Government funding for faster broadband speeds for people in Suffolk. The children dressed up imaginatively as part of their fundraising efforts for the Comic Relief appeal and Dan was delighted to see them doing their bit for charity on Red Nose Day.
He would like to thank Cheryl Singleton for inviting him to visit last week and very much looks forward to visiting again.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
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