Sarah Brown visits WPNSA

Sarah Brown in Portland

Sarah Brown in Portland

Sarah Brown Visits the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

Sarah Brown, the wife of ex-Prime minister Gordon Brown, visited the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy last weekend to lend support to the South Dorset Labour Party’s annual dinner.

Academy Chief Executive John Tweed welcomed guest speaker Mrs. Brown along with her two young sons, together with her mother and stepfather who are local to Dorset and who helped campaign in support of Jim Knight during the last general election.

After dinner, Mrs. Brown, who has recently completed work on a book entitled ‘Behind the Black Door,’ recounting her life at No 10 Downing Street, addressed more than 100 Labour campaigners, members and supporters in attendance.  During her talk, Mrs. Brown emphasised the affection she and her husband have for Dorset recalling how, in the summer of 2007 it was in Dorset that the Browns would take their only break of the year. 

Guests were also updated on the Brown’s life since leaving Downing Street last May, in particular about Mrs. Brown’s work for charity. She is well known for her work to raise awareness about maternal mortality rates in the developing world with the UN, as well as her work with the charity she founded, Piggy-Bank Kids, which works with disadvantaged children.

Attendees at the award-winning venue enjoyed the night while taking in the stunning water side views out across Portland Harbour towards Weymouth Bay framed by the Jurassic coastline.  The Academy’s flexibility, quality and fantastic value make it the perfect venue for all occasions from parties to conferences.

Image one: Sarah Brown joins guests at the South Dorset Labour Party’s annual dinner. L to R: Penny McCartney, local affordable housing campaigner, Sarah Brown, Helen Toft, local school-crossing campaigner, Lord Knight of Weymouth and Lucy Hamilton, local campaigner in support of local libraries.


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