Friday, 29 June 2012

Jubilant Jubilee Party

The St Paul’s Seniors had a vibrant Jubilee Summer Tea Party this week, as they celebrated in style with all the trimmings. On Tuesday 26th June, 35 seniors attended the Jubilee Tea Party.

St Paul's Seniors Jubilee Party

Rev’d Claire Isherwood, Assistant Curate at St Paul’s joined the right royal celebrations, and enjoyed chatting with the seniors, and sharing fun and food. Claire said: “This is a great way for some of the senior members of St Paul’s and the Thursday Coffee Morning group to get to know each other.  It provides the opportunity for those who live alone to have some company, and for those who live in residential homes to have an outing.  These events only happen because of the care and dedication of a team of volunteers who provided food, transport and entertainment.  We thank them all for the love and interest they show to others.  Everyone had a lot of fun and went away cheered, not to mention rather full of delicious afternoon tea.  The next event for seniors is our annual Holiday at Home on 14th and 16th August.  Last year’s was a great success and we hope for even better things this year.  Look out for the publicity for that coming your way soon - booking will open shortly!”

Organiser, Janet Perrott said: “Bunting and flags adorned the walls of the Garden Room and the theme was matched on the tables. They were greeted with glasses of Pimms and this was followed by a typical English afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes. The guests were entertained by Joanne Bonnett, accompanied by Dave Batt, Mike Lyons and Shirley Powell, who sang patriotic songs and encouraged all to join in the choruses. There was lots of flag waving and the afternoon ended with a rendition of 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' with all the guests enthusiastically joining in and blowing 'pretty bubbles in the air'!”