A Royal Celebration

The Trust has been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with a picnic at Buckingham Palace and official lunch in Westminster.

Neil Quinn, winner of The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme architecture category, attended this weekend’s picnic at Buckingham Palace followed by the fantastic official Diamond Jubilee Concert.  Two tickets were generously donated to the Trust by our Patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester who was also in attendance in the Royal box. The event was attended by 10,000 members of the public and representatives from a number of charities and Neil was accompanied by the Trust’s Wales Coordinator Helen Devitt.

Neil commented:

“It was a truly unforgettable experience! Living in London the Palace is a familiar sight, but to actually be able to enter the gates and have lunch in the garden grounds is a privilege experienced by very few. The concert which followed far surpassed my initial expectations as world renowned artists performed one after the next. It was a star studded occasion, and with the weather (which at one point looked certain to dampen the mood) holding off, an incredible occasion, one which I am delighted to say I witnessed and one that will live long in the memory!”

Corrine Harms, Business Development Manager, also joined in the Jubilee celebrations by attending the Diamond Jubilee Lunch at Westminster as a guest of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, a valued supporter of Construction Youth Trust.  The Lunch was held for the Queen by The Livery, and was attended by many senior royals including Her Majesty the Queen,  The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry of Wales. 

Representatives from all the Liveries attended and were joined by guests from many charitable organisations and schools that they support.