With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just around the corner, residents at RMBI Care Co. Home Zetland Court, in Bournemouth, recently crafted a handmade card to congratulate the monarch on her 70 years of service.
The residents, who reside at Zetland Court’s Red Admiral House, which supports people living with dementia, all contributed by writing, decorating and signing the card to the Queen. Eighty-one year old resident Joyce, who stuck the final ornaments on the front, wrote: ‘Long Live Her Majesty – Love, Red Admiral Residents.’
What they did not expect was a reply from the Queen herself. Resident Joyce says: “It is very nice of the Queen to send us a letter. I know she is busy, but she can always come for tea.”
Susan Wiffen, Deputy Home Manager for the Dementia House, says: “We were thrilled to receive a message from the Queen a few weeks later. Getting an envelope from Buckingham Palace is rather unusual!”
The Home’s staff opened the royal envelope eagerly and the residents read the Queen’s thank-you card, which was put up in Red Admiral House for everyone to see.