Bexley New Year’s resolutions

PUBLISHED: 11:01 31 December 2012

Nicola Hanmore

Nicola Hanmore


With January almost upon us Robin Cottle finds out what some of the local heroes and community figures featured in the Bexley Times over the past 12 months have pledged to do in 2013.

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Nicola Hanmore - doing a sponsored slimathon to shed half her body-weight and raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“I just want to carry on losing the weight and keeping it off – it’s for such a great cause, that extra motivation will see me through.”

Quadri Haruna - set up a music studio in his house in Bexleyheath to encourage more youngsters to get into the music industry.

Joanne Bradley and her father FrankJoanne Bradley and her father Frank

“My New Year’s resolution would be to be more punctual. I have a bad habit of being late and leaving things until the last minute. I’ve missed out on some opportunities because of it.”

Joanne Bradley - took on a mammoth cycling challenge to raise money for her dad, who has locked-in syndrome.

“Mine is to keep my hands warm! I also want to explore more of the UK, places like the Lake District.”

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Charlie Morgan - nominated for an amateur filmmakers competition.

“I want to complete an army assault course held in summer called Tough Mudder. It is an incredibly intense physical course and is known as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’. It will be quite a challenge!”

Chairman Brian Silk (front and centre)Chairman Brian Silk (front and centre)

Brian Silk, front centre, - chairman of Bexley Invicta FC, a gay-friendly football club in the borough.

“My main hope is for Bexley Invicta FC to get a sponsor. I’d like us to get to the London Unity League Cup Final. And to win, of course.”

Wayne Jacobs - won a nationwide amateur country music competition.

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“My resolution is to have one of my country songs signed to a record label. I’ve also sent a song to Sir Cliff Richard and I hope he will sing it!”

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