Rob’s up in the air over job fair

AN MP is going up in the eyes of a Scout troop, thanks to a generous donation of balloons.

Proving that he’s not full of hot air, Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, gave the colourful balloons to the 84th Reading Beavers colony and the Newbridge Nursery School so the children could enjoy them. A total of 100 balloons had been used to launch the MP’s latest Job Fair and Rob decided that rather than let them go to waste, he would donate them to a school near to his office and to the Beavers group which is based at Earley St Peter’s Church. The job fair will be held at Reading’s pentahotel, on the Oxford Road, on Thursday, April 25 and will be the fifth such event organised by the MP. More than 50 businesses are expected to exhibit and there will be a drive to create jobs for 100 apprentices. Rob said: “Not only will this Job Fair offer an opportunity for employers and job seekers, but it will also provide apprenticeships for young people who have faced the biggest challenges in the jobs market.”And the MP decided that the balloons used for his job fair launch would be better in the hands of happy youngsters. Rob said: “While releasing the balloons would have made a visual spectacle, it makes more sense to me to let the kids at Newbridge Nursery School and at the 84th Reading Beavers enjoy them.”

The balloons were donated by Julian Glasspole from Vehicle Weighing Solutions.