The Platinum Jubilee celebrations to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign, something that no other monarch in history has achieved, could not be ignored by Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus.
Many weeks in the planning saw the fundraising team of Maggie Reilly, Susie Wyatt and Gale Booth pull off a sell-out event, a magnificent Jubilee Afternoon Tea, with fabulous cakes baked by Maggie and savouries provided by several Spangles members, could not have been better!
There was a moment of panic when the power failed, and Spangles is extremely grateful to David Christopher from GDC Services for coming to the rescue! The guests were assigned their own Spangle waitress, adorned in a pinnie, especially made by Gale Booth. The room was dressed in lilac, with bunting and table runners made by Sheila Pina. Spangles not only provided the delicious fayre, but they also provided cutlery, china, savouries, prizes, crafts, their time and so much more to make this event a resounding success. Thanks go to Cora Haig in Scotland, who made and packaged some beautiful Scottish Tablet, which was a sell out on the craft stall, and to Barbara Hewson for the delicious mini-quiches.
Once the guests were all served, Spangles performed some of their repertoire and received not one, but two standing ovations.