Volunteers from Pendleside Hospice dressed as the Royal family as part of Jubilee celebrations.

Around 180 Pendleside staff and helpers celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a party on the hospice’s grounds at Reedley.

Staff dressed as the Queen and her entourage waved at the guests – who enjoyed cup cakes, scones, pizzas and a barbeque – from the conservatory balcony.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Volunteer co-ordinator Lisa Clarke said: “The jubilee party was not only to celebrate the Queen’s platinum anniversary but also as a way of saying thank-you to all of our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteers’ Week. Without their efforts we would be unable to function as we do.”

Amongst the guests were scores of the charity shop helpers, volunteer drivers and the group of unpaid gardeners.

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Lisa added: “Many volunteers had to step down during the pandemic and we would urge people who have a few spare hours a week to come forward and offer their services.”

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the Hospice can contact Lisa on 01282 440159