Residents ‘Troop’ Out for Queen’s Official Birthday

A giant birthday card featuring 68 residents from Bridge House is designed to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.

The card measuring three feet by five feet features individual photos and a message to the Queen in the centre saying, “a very happy 95th birthday from all of us your Majesty”.

Lifestyle co-ordinator Chantelle Merritt, who organised the card said: “The residents thought it was such a shame that her Majesty can’t celebrate her official birthday with the full royal pomp of Trooping the Colour for the second year in a row.  So, they have all have ‘trooped’ out for her instead!”

Denise Thomas (82) said: “It was nice to send our Birthday wishes to our dear Queen on what has been a difficult year for her. She deserves a good celebration and we hope this card will bring her as much joy, as we had making it.”

Sheila Bennett (80) said: “The Queen has been an important and long-standing figure in most of our lives, and well we are all of similar age to her hear so we are glad to send birthday greetings from our home Bridge House.”

Chantelle adds: “They really got behind this project with everyone reminiscing and sharing their memories of the Queen.  And they are so excited to be able to send the Queen their good wishes ‘in person’, as a lasting memento.”

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