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White Dee's Column - December

Me again - first of all I would like to apologise to you all for missing my column last month, due to it being half term, I decided to take the kids away on their first holiday abroad.
 
Good old Benidorm, there was more Brummies there than in Birmingham, so I felt well at home.  



It was so amazing just to see the kids, swimming in the pool and playing together on the beach and it was hot.  But now its back home and yep ‘man flu’, so its plenty of lemon and honey and good old tea.

So what else has been happening in the world of Dee lately - well off the back of Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5 have commissioned a documentary - all about me (why - I’m not quite sure haha) but they hope it will give a more detailed account of who the real person is behind - White Dee.

Filming has now finished and the programme is due to air on January 2nd or 3rd 2015 - I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part and for all they have contributed.  

I personally hope that it will show Birmingham people in an amazing light because we are all amazing.
 
I went back to school, went to Ireland to the family home where many a school holiday was spent and where my kids still go, because its all about where we came from, and what makes us - us.  

My dad has taken part and yep I just hope that you all get his sense of humour too because as old school Irish - I’m still struggling to catch on to some of his jokes :-)  

Childhood friends, old school friends, family members and new and fabulous friends have taken part because I consider them all to be very very important to me and my life.

 Now onto a more serious part of my life right now - I am all for putting back into the community that I am privileged to be a part of, and the city that has made me what I am today.

I have been working with an amazing group of young people who are part of the Princes Trust Scheme - Team 100 who are based at Digbeth Police Station.  

Team 100 is being led by two amazing police officers, Ian and Kelly.  I have decided to make a donation to these young people to show that some people really do care about the youth of our city, and in return these amazing youngsters have decided to completely renovate the Bishop Latimer Church Hall, in Winson Green.  

The church hall caters for everyone in the community, from children to holding tea dances for the elderly.  I cannot say enough how proud I am of this group and I hope you all at some point get a chance to pop along and see how they have worked wonders.

These ‘kids’ are all from different backgrounds, different religions and would probably never ever mix under any other circumstances - but they have buckled down and raised funds through a cake sale and a charity ‘Curry-oke’ night - where as a surprise I managed to get Ashley Walters - (Top Boy/So Solid Crew)  to make an appearance and the smiles on their faces was completely priceless and as for my Caitlin haha finally getting to meet Ashley well lets say she was one happy bunny.

So for now, I’m happy that I have been able to support these young people and hopefully I can carry on doing so.
 
Now until next month - bye for now!
 
Lots of love - Dee x x x

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