Disabled resident from Hitchin home to celebrate patron’s birthday on the Mall

3 June 2016

Mary in her wheelchairA resident at a Hitchin care home 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.

Mary Hayes has lived at Symonds House for over 30 years.

She will be attending the celebration in London with her sister Ruth Chamberlain.

Mary’s family very kindly donated a new vehicle to the care home to help Mary and her fellow residents to go out more often.

Mary said:

‘I have always been a keen royalist and I’m absolutely thrilled at being asked to attend the Patron’s Lunch.’

Mary and Ruth 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 official 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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