Hospice charity ellenor is pulling out all the stops to ensure patients, carers and staff celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style.
Festivities at the hospice in Northfleet leading up to the jubilee will include a tea party and a tree planting ceremony.
There will also be a preview of a special song being written by professional musicians in collaboration with patients.
Operational wellbeing lead Andy Lowden said: “The Queen has shown us how to live life to the fullest and how to make a difference. We are acknowledging this huge event, her Platinum Jubilee, with our own celebrations here.”
The hospice will hold a jubilee party on Wednesday, June 1 for patients, carers and people who attend their open access groups.
There will be a sit-down lunch, songs from the Gravesend Theatre Guild, dancing, skittles and croquet on the hospice lawn and a display of Morris Minors.
Patients are very much involved in the preparations – making bunting, paper flowers and wind chimes in arts and crafts classes in the lead-up to the party.
A plaque in honour of the Jubilee will also be presented by Dartford firm Stanbridge Ltd, who are providing a Cherry Blossom tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. It will later be planted in the new hospice garden.
Supporters who would like to use their own celebrations to raise funds for the charity are able to register for a fundraising pack with downloadable materials like bunting and cake toppers from the ellenor website.