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Jubilee street party fun
Thursday, 07 June 2012
CELEBRATION: Patients at Newham University Hospital enjoyed a special ‘street party’ style lunch to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
FUN: Jubilee street party in the Memorial Community Church
PATIENTS from Newham Hospital’s Tayberry and Thistle wards enjoyed entertainment and a special ‘street party’ lunch to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last Friday.
Bunting, bowler hats, a visit from two East End pearly queens and a cardboard cut-out of the Queen along with a sing-along and music all created a celebratory atmosphere enjoyed by patients and staff.
Arvind Jethwa, who was among the patients at the event, said: “Everyone here is enjoying this and I hope the Queen has a great week herself after all these years of running our country and being a great mum to her lovely children. She is a very honest woman and a great lady.”
About 160 residents attended a Jubilee street party in the Memorial Community Church on Sunday.
The event was due to be held in Rowntree Clifford Close Sheltered gardens, Plaistow, but re-located due to the wet weather.
The fun event was opened by Councillor Neil Wilson, with Councillor Charity Fiberesima cutting the ribbon. Councillors Marie Collier, Bryan Collier and Clive Furness were also present to enjoy the afternoon, which was organised by Memorial Community Church, local charity Alternatives , and the Rowntree Clifford Close sheltered housing over 50s Club.
A ‘Let’s Get the Party Started’ grant from Newham Council helped to pay for the event.
Julia Acott from Alternatives said, “It was great to see a whole range of local people enjoying themselves together, from toddlers to the residents of the sheltered housing, and lots of teenagers helping out as stewards. The rain didn’t stop us from having a brilliant party!”
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