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HM THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN STYLE

June 20th, 2017.



The Queen’s official birthday, on Saturday the 17th of June, was celebrated in style by the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George.


Over sixty people gathered at The View at Seaford Head Golf Course, for a special formal dinner attended by Maria Caulfield MP, as well as the Chair of Lewes District Council, the Mayors of Seaford, Peacehaven, Telscombe and Polegate and the Deputy Mayor of Newhaven. Other guests included from Seaford Royal British Legion, Ken and Julie Jupp.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation from the branch of a defibrillator to the Seahaven Responders.

At the start of the evening, the guest of honour, Joanna Cadman, Chairman of The Royal Society of St George, was led into the room by the branch standard carried by Frank Holland and accompanied by branch president Laurie Holland. Before grace was said, a minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack and the horror of Grenfell Tower. Also remembered was the terrible murder of Joe Cox MP, whose theme of remembrance is to bring communities together.

In welcoming the guests, Chairman Bob Peedle MBE said how grateful the branch is of the support from the local civic leaders. He then went on to describe the role of the guest of honour, giving leadership and guidance to some 100 branches and many thousands of members worldwide.

Joanna Cadman presented a book, a first edition to be signed by its author which was auctioned after the dinner. The money raised together with a generous grant from Peacehaven Town from their Bingo income is to be donated to a suitable fund to help victims of Grenfell Tower. A cheque for £1000 collected by the branch members will also be sent to Manchester for the Lord Mayor’s fund to help victims of the earlier terrorist attack.

Chairman Bob Peedle said: “This was a most successful celebration of our Patron, HM The Queen’s official birthday.

"Our Royal Society also sends the Queen a rose for every year of her life on her birthday on the 21st of April.

"It is a privilege to have been involved with raising the money for the life-saving defibrillator and to make donations to help victims of the recent atrocities.

"This week we are preparing to play our part in the Veterans and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June.”


Pictured top right: Branch president, Laurie Holland presented a defibrillator to Will Morris, Joe Emery and Jade Walters from the Seahaven Responders.

Pictured below right: Joanna Cadman, Chairman of The Royal Society of St George addressed the members and guests emphasising the pride we have in our Patron, HM The Queen.