Well done to Lewis and Me!!!

John with his award
John with his award

I travelled up to Birmingham on Friday with my sister Patricia – we had spent the morning getting ready – having my haircut and a proper shave at the barbers. I got a new jacket and bow tie and by the time we reached our hotel we were SO excited.

We started off the evening toasting Lewis and I with a bottle of prosecco before heading off to the Gala. It was great to catch up with old friends on the night – I met Caireen who used to work for Ealing Mencap, she was up for an award too.

Proud sister Patricia!
Proud sister Patricia!

The celebrity presenter Jeff Brazier hosted the night – it was good to hear about his brother who has cerebral palsy.

The night was fantastic we were at Edgbaston cricket ground and there were so many people there – about 500 I think. We had a three course meal and it was great to watch short films about all the nominees – I saw myself on the big screen!

We all had a great time!
We all had a great time!

Being a runner up on the night was as good as winning. I know my family, my friends and my colleagues are all so proud of me and all I have achieved by being a trainer with Treat Me Right!

Seeing Lewis win was brilliant – I really liked getting to know him over the weekend and I can see why he won!

John Keaveny

Treat Me Right! trainer