The Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Blind Veterans UK’s Centenary.
Thursday 4 June 2015 was an outstanding and unforgettable day in the history of our charity as 6,000 guests, mostly blind veterans their families, attended the Blind Veterans UK Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
We were graced by the company of Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, who represented Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household. To the delight of our veterans the Countess spent the afternoon taking her time to speak with as many blind veterans and their families as possible.
It was a joyous day as the sun shone and the bands of The Coldstream Guards and The Band of the Queen’s Division played. 10,000 cups of tea were drunk along with 450 litres of iced coffee and Sandringham apple juice. The sandwiches and 47,000 cakes were delicious, and there was good company to be had in abundance as friends caught up with one another and new friendships were made.