Advent calendar to say thank you to community

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central.

Dawn Butler's advent calendar has gone digital - Credit: Dawn Butler

The festive season is upon us and I know that many people will have been looking forward to receiving my Christmas calendar.
It is normally jammed packed with information on what I have done all year and a calendar with key dates. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, it is not possible to post a physical calendar to 50,000 households in Brent. But all is not lost, I’ve been inspired to do things a little bit differently this year.
I am excited to announce that I have launched a digital advent calendar. 
2020 has not been a good year. However, there have been some proud moments, such as the immense contributions of the amazing Brent community helping people through the pandemic. 
Every day of December leading up to Christmas, a new video featuring a different person, organisation or community group will be launched. A fitting tribute to just some of the incredible people in Brent.
This interactive calendar is my small way of recognising just some of the doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners, postal workers, shop workers, mutual aid groups, council workers, neighbours, charity groups, businesses and more – I couldn’t fit everyone in, but maybe next year?
A big thank you to all who went the extra mile for Brent.
My digital advent calendar launched on December 1. To view it, please visit:   
Finally, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating, and I hope that everyone in Brent stays safe and well.  

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