Former royal aide dons crown for jubileeBy Becky Barnes
June 11, 2012
A resident who worked in the Royal household sending telegrams for more than 30 years was the honorary “Queen” at a care home’s Jubilee celebrations.
Audrey Crooks, 85, resident at Pinehurst Care Centre, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, wore a crown and enjoyed a party with 46 residents plus families and staff on Monday, June 5.
Sue Bickerstaff, deputy manager at the care home, said: “We chose Audrey as our ‘Queen’ because she has met the Queen many times.
“We had to hold the street party inside because of the weather.
“The mayor and her husband came along and drew the raffle with prizes donated kindly by local businesses and families of our residents.”
Mayor of Bracknell Forest Councillor Jennie McCracken and Cllr Iain McCracken met residents and then enjoyed a special buffet lunch.
Sue added: “Most of the families were able to attend and we raised more than £150 for the residents activities fund for days out.
“The buffet and cake was followed by a disco and entertainment from a magician and juggler.
“The residents enjoyed watching the jubilee celebrations on the television.”