TORREVIEJA ROYAL BRITISH LEGION QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION
Contributor / 2012-06-08 22:00:13
The Royal British Legion Torrevieja Branch had a fantastic day on 5 June 2012 when they celebrated the Queens Diamond Jubilee at the Restaurante El Alto Delores, Guadamar.
The function began with a Cava Reception, each lady was presented with a beautiful plant, and each member and guest was then greeted by the President Mr Philip Haward, MBE, and Chairman Mrs Gill Burden before being escorted into the restaurant by the piper Mr Dougie Munroe, and the three standards carried by David Laverick, Rick Stein and Ken Archer, the room itself had been dutifully decorated with bunting and flags.
The Church Service at St Pauls Cathedral was relayed to television screens around the restaurant, everyone enjoyed a 4 course meal with wine, and ended the afternoon by being entertained by the group Timeless.
At various times during the afternoon raffle tickets were drawn, the two main prizes being a large hamper, which was won by one of the waiters, Jose Gisilaetr, and a smaller hamper won by Mrs Dianne Forbes. Other donations were given by Lloyds Bank, Bookworld, The Ugly Frog, O´Brians Restaurant, Hispanola Bar and Restaurant, Yorkshire Linen, Express Internet and The Black Dog, all of Torrevieja and Diamond Flores Florist, Rosa Tours, Las Nacciones Bar and Restaurant and Elizabeth Hair Fashions all of Quesada. A thank you also to Bill Meekin for supplying a ´Royal Quiz´ and to Mrs Meekin for the beautiful table decorations.
The Torrevieja Branch have a newly formed RBL Legionnaires Bowls Club who will welcome you, we meet every Tuesday and Saturday 1.30 for 2.00pm at La Siesta Bowls Club.
Membership to Torrevieja Royal British Legion is open to ex-military and non-military, all are welcome and we hold meetings on the second Friday of every month at Casa Ventura, San Luis at 6.30 for 7.00. For further information contact Pauline on 966704146.