Disabled man will take friend and carer to celebrate patron’s birthday on the Mall

3 June 2016

Albert and Sean sitting at a tableA disabled man and his carer from Glasgow will be among the special guests invited to attend Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations on the Mall with the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Albert Birrell met personal assistant Sean Cullen when he moved into the charity’s Glasgow Supported Living Service eight years ago.

The pair have a great friendship and are thrilled to be travelling to London for the ‘Patron’s Lunch’ on Sunday 12 June.

Albert said:

‘I am really looking forward to the Patron’s Lunch as I have always had an interest in the monarchy and have lots of collectables and memorabilia which I have gathered over the years.

‘I will be accompanied by my personal assistant Sean who has worked with me over the past eight years.’

Sean said:

‘Over the years, Albert and I have shared many experiences including holidays, concerts and community outings.

‘I am really pleased he has chosen me to support him at the Patron’s Lunch, and I look forward to sharing another new experience with him.’

Albert and Sean will be among 12 of the charity’s residents, supporters and dedicated staff to attend the spectacular event to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of hundreds of charities and organisations on her birthday.

The Mall outside Buckingham Palace will be transformed into a giant street party, with a hamper lunch and parade entertainment for guests.

The lunch will be attended by 10,000 people from 600 organisations of which The Queen is patron.

The Queen has played an influential role in Leonard Cheshire Disability, since becoming the charity’s patron in 1980.

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