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Queen's official birthday celebrated with tea
Published 05/06/14



ABOUT 100 elderly people were treated to an afternoon tea party in Henley. Sunday’s event had a patriotic theme to mark the Queen’s official birthday, which is next Saturday.

The Henley Business Partnership organised the party at the d:two centre in Market Place, which was was decorated with bunting and a life-size cardboard cut-out of the Queen.

Click here to view our picture gallery of Princes’ visit.

Staff from the centre served drinks and refreshments were provided by Waitrose and the Chocolate Café in Thames Side. Mayor Martin Akehurst and the Mayoress Glynnis Akehurst attended.

The guests were entertained by singer Sadie Hellon and flautist Simon Corser, who performed pop songs including My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.

Seven girls from the 1st Henley brownies wore fancy dress while reciting Gervase Phinn’s comic poem When I Grow Up. Next up were ukulele group the Ukes Of Hazzard, from Sonning Common, who played pop tunes.

The final act was the Henley Rock Choir, who encouraged the audience to sing along to traditional songs like Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

The performance ended with a recital of the national anthem and the guests were handed Union flags to wave.

Before they left, they were given party bags by members of the 1st Henley guides.

The event was part of the partnership’s Health, Wealth and Wellbeing initiative and organised by Paul Westgarth, director of Home Instead Senior Care, and Carolyn Molyneux, of Delegate office services in Henley.

Mrs Molyneux said: “It was just wonderful to see everyone waving their flags — it really brought tears to my eyes.

“As everyone left they were asking us to do it again next year. They were very excited about it.” The party was open to all senior citizens and advertised through community groups like the Over-60s club and the Bluebells day centre. Keith Douglas, chairman of the partnership, said: “It went tremendously well and we’re certainly planning to do it again. We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave up their time to make it happen.”


Published 05/06/14

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