25 Oct Lord-Lieutenant’s Garden Party
With regret due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and the uncertainty about when we will be able to “return to normal”, the decision has been made to postpone the Shropshire Garden Party until 2022. We are incredibly grateful to the sponsors and all involved for their ongoing support and we look forward to being able to thank every Shropshire community for their efforts made during the pandemic.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, will be hosting a special Garden Party in June 2021 to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by individuals within their local communities throughout the Pandemic. The Shropshire Lieutenancy will be inviting all Town and Parish Councils within Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin to nominate their Covid-19 heroes who will then be invited to attend this special event.
Mrs Turner said “I wanted to celebrate the help and support so freely offered by members of the Shropshire community to their neighbours throughout the Pandemic and felt that this event, a very special Garden Party modelled on those held at Buckingham Palace, would be a fitting way of saying thank you. I know that across our beautiful County people have been innovative in the way they have helped their communities, some have given time to delivering shopping, collecting prescriptions, medication and checking on poorly neighbours. By stepping forward and showing fortitude and compassion they are helping to keep our communities thriving. It is these unsung heroes that I look forward to welcoming to our Garden Party so that on behalf of our communities I can say a collective and heartfelt ‘Thank You’.”
The Garden Party will be held at Orleton Hall, Wellington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Holt and is made possible by a number of generous private donations and the support of some key Shropshire businesses.