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Celebrations fit for a Queen

On Sunday 12th June, members of staff joined Leonard Cheshire Disability staff and service users to celebrate with the charity’s Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, at her 90th birthday street party...

Tucking into delicious food hampers and watching the parade go by, guests got a wave from the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The guests were able to speak to Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York and Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York as they greeted the crowds.

Amongst the guests were Rosalyn Wilmott from Llanhennock Lodge in Wales, who has been caring for disabled people at Leonard Cheshire Disability for 51 years, and Margaret McQueen, who has multiple sclerosis and moved into Alder House in Essex in 1990.

Margaret said; "Sitting about ten tables from the Queen and to be greeted by the members of the royal family was an experience of my lifetime. The picnic hampers were very nice and I really enjoyed the day."

Debbie Brown, who has been working for Howdens for more than 20 years supporting all types of charitable activities, said; “I've just got home after one of the most memorable days of my life. Thank you all so much for the invitation and giving me the opportunity to experience something that will be passed on to my family in years to come."