Member of Parliament for
Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Park High School Public Speaking Club

Park High School runs a Public Speaking Club, run by teacher Richard Fowler, for pupils interested in improving their confidence and oral communication and Bob was pleased to host a group in Parliament. The pupils had a chance to quiz him with a Q&A session on all subjects, including topical issues of the day and his own experiences of public speaking, and then went on a guided tour of Parliament.

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2nd International Day of Yoga

After helping to launch the 1st International Day of Yoga last year at Alexandra Palace and in Parliament, Bob participated in the celebrations this year starting with the programme hosted by the High Commission of India at Potters’ Field Park near London Bridge that saw nearly 10,000 people join in various yoga sessions held through the day. Speaking to Yoga novices and enthusiasts at the programme about the value of Yoga and Ayurveda in overall well-being of individuals, Bob joined His Exce...

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Welcoming His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to London

Bob had the privilege of welcoming His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation and well known teacher and leader in humanitarian projects, to the UK and to receive his blessings during his recent visit to London. He also had the opportunity to hear him speak at the Royal Albert Hall and experience meditation under his guidance.

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Celebrating Ramadan Iftar with the KSIMC of London

The KSIMC of London is an Islamic community, which has been based at the centre on Wood Lane in Stanmore for more than 30 years. With around 5,000 members, the centre hosts spiritual, social and community events around-the-year, and has a strong tradition of interfaith and outreach work.Bob was honoured to join KSIMC for their Ramadan “iftar”, a gathering to reiterate the moral duty of those of Muslim faith to share their bounties and blessings with others. He is pictured with the President ...

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Society Sunday at Stanmore Baptist Church

Bob was very happy to join in with the Society Sunday celebrations held at Stanmore Baptist Church, held in partnership with Belmont Synagogue and the Shia Islamic Centre, in honour of the life and service of HM The Queen on her official 90th birthday. He was asked to explain his particular vision for how faith communities would be working together in the next 10 years and was keen to espouse the importance of interfaith gatherings, like Society Sunday, in creating positive faith-based partnersh...

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3rd Annual Mata Kheerbhawani Puja

Three years ago, the tradition of celebrating Mata Kheerbhawani puja iwas started in the UK by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society. The first was organised at Vishwa Hindu Kendra, Southall and the second one, last year was organised at Romford. This year, the Kheerbhawani puja and mela was at the International Sidhashram Centre in Harrow and Bob was delighted to be invited as Guest of Honour.

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UEFA Euros 2016 Charity Bet

Bob was invited by William Hill to place a free bet on the Euros at a local shop and to discuss the work of the local team to promote responsible gambling. Unfortunately, Bob's bet wasn't successful with England knocked out of the contest by Iceland. William Hill employs around 13,000 people across the UK and recently launched its 'Community Commitment' to support staff to volunteer their time for good causes in their home areas.

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Shout Out UK Youth EU Debate

Bob was pleased to host a packed debate on the EU Referendum specifically geared towards young people, in partnership with Shout Out UK. Arguing for Remain were David McKenzie, a key campaigner of the NO campaign during the Scottish Referendum and Labour Party Member Kate Stevenson who has been working to increase voting turn-out amongst young people, and arguing for Leave were Kumail Jaffer, a First year PPE undergrad at Warwick and left...

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