Matthew has helped launch the Lifeboat Fund in Parliament this week. The Lifeboat fund is a 151 year old charity for public servants to support the Lifeboats and largely funds the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI),
Matthew was delighted to celebrate Inter-faith Week (11th-18th November) by visiting the Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre in Kingsbury to witness the Kathina Civara Puja – or robe offering ceremony. The Kathina festival is a major observance of Theravada Buddhism.
Matthew attended the Remembrance Service at Hendon War Memorial. This is an exceptional year marking the Centenary of the ending of the First World War and representatives from towns twinned with the London Borough of Barnet also attended.