Durham woman journeys to Buckingham Palace with present for the Queen
14 June 2016
Darleen, who is a resident at the Leonard Cheshire Disability care home Bradbury House, was delivering a beautiful, framed cross stitch design.
The cross stitch was created by Bradbury House as part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability competition to make a present for the charity’s patron, the Queen.
‘It was a brilliant day and I couldn’t have wished for anything better.’
Darleen was able to personally present the gift to the Queen’s chief clerk, Christopher Sandamas, at Buckingham Palace, before going for a royal afternoon tea to celebrate the Bradbury House win.
She was joined by fellow Leonard Cheshire competition winners Sandra Bedwell and Janet Peters from West Sussex, who were submitting a birthday card, accompanied by their service manager Jane Lightfoot.
The Queen has played an influential role in Leonard Cheshire Disability since becoming the charity’s patron in 1980.
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