Royal Street Party for Keir & Robert!Monday 13th June 2016
Two members of The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland represented the organisation at the ‘Patron’s Lunch’ in the Mall in London on Sunday (12 June). Keir Turnbull (18) from 1st Airdrie and Robert Russell (17) from 5th Livingston joined other BB members and volunteers from across the UK for the special street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday and mark her dedication to over 600 charities.
Afterwards, Robert, 5th Livingston company, said:
“It’s been an absolute honour to be invited down to London. We’ve enjoyed seeing the magnificent sights which really added to a very special weekend.
“I am really thankful to The Boys’ Brigade for giving me this opportunity. It will be something I’ll always remember.”
Keir, 1st Airdrie company, said:
“I’d like to thank to The Boys’ Brigade for the chance to attend this very special event. It’s been a great experience and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.”
The celebration attracted 10,000 people from over 600 charities of which Her Majesty is Patron.
Alan Hunter, Training & Development Officer, accompanied Keir & Robert at the event. Alan said:
“It was a tremendous afternoon and I feel very privileged to have been able to attend with a couple of young people from Scotland.
“The setting was excellent and even the rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of everyone there!”
The lunch marked the finale to a weekend of celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday. BB young people also turned out in numbers at the ‘Trooping the Colour’ at Horse Guards Parade on the Saturday.