Buckinghamshire residents invited to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party
Archived press release
Date Published: 16/04/12
People living in Buckinghamshire are being given the opportunity to attend a unique summer garden party to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Four thousand guests, together with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the party to be held near Henley-on-Thames, on the afternoon of Monday 25 June. The event is being jointly organised by the Lord Lieutenants of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, as part of The Queen’s UK-wide Diamond Jubilee regional tour.
To be one of these guests, Buckinghamshire residents can apply for free tickets through a public ballot. More than a quarter of the tickets will be available through the ballot, which will be drawn on Wednesday May 9, by the Lord Lieutenants of each of the three counties.
To apply, visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/jubilee to download an application form. Residents can also request a hard copy through Buckinghamshire libraries. The ballot, which is open to adult residents of all three counties, closes on 30 April. Winners will be notified by the end of May.
Ticket winners will join guests from all walks of life including representatives of voluntary organisations and charities, together with civic, community and business leaders. Each successful applicant will be allocated a double ticket so they can bring a guest.
Guests are promised a splendid afternoon to remember. A highlight is a river pageant themed around the Thames which celebrates the important role the river has played in the life of the three counties over a thousand years.
Closely associated with the event is a major Jubilee fundraising appeal for the four Community Foundations in the three counties which exist to strengthen communities and enrich local life by inspiring and supporting philanthropy and charitable giving.
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