6th December 2017 and we headed for the Builders Conference Live Awards 2017 at the fabulous Savoy Hotel in London. And what an afternoon it was! A full house enjoyed a wonderful meal and also great entertainment presented by the one and only Gerald Ratner who told us his wonderful, if a little bit scary, story. And then it was on to the Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

Two weeks ago, Kevin Cadle, one of British Basketball's greatest coaches was laid to rest. Back in September of 1998 two colleagues, Deno Tofalos (now deceased), Chris Tofalos and me Mike Shaft published the magazine SHOOTtheHOOP. In that first issue we paid a full tribute to the man himself. It took some time but I finally managed to track down that copy of the magazine. This is the final part of that article. Some of the photos are from that original article but others are from more recent times.

I think I should start off this piece with an apology. This is going to be a long story with many many people to thank so don't be surprised if this turns out to be just the first part of the Sunday Breakfast story.

Welcome to year 5 of the Capture The Cathedral Photographic Competition. And what a joy it was, once again, to join the judging panel of this wonderful competition. There were over 300 entries, and after much deliberations we, the judges, were able to come up with out 4 winners.

On Sunday the 23rd of July 2017, hundreds gathered in Manchester Cathedral to celebrate diversity in song, dance, food, fun and fellowship. This was another truly wonderful event with many many highlights.

On the 13th of July 2017 all roads led to the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire for the TPAS National Finals 2017. This very special night would see our special 10th Anniversary celebrations. It has been my great pleasure to host every TPAS Awards Ceremony over the past 10 years. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to everyone who has worked over the past decade to ensure the success of this wonderful event.

Coming soon! Yes it's true, yours truly Mike Shaft is out and about for a very special Old Skool Soul night. Hear tunes from some of the North West's great soul nights of years gone by. You'll want to be there.

Saturday the 8th of July saw the wonderful Sparkle take place in Manchester. It was a joy to behold. I had the great pleasure of hosting the Awards and the Gala Ball as well. It was truly a weekend to remember.

Well after another amazing Netball season, Staff, Players, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Fans headed to the Fabulous Hotel Football for the End of Season Awards. It was a truly amazing night and I think, a good time was had by all!

11th June 2017