THE ROYAL BOROUGH GARDEN PARTY 2009 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea


Trustees of the Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association, Mayoress and Mayor of RBKC.
From left to right: Ms Janet Forbes, Committee Member, Ms Monique Klang-Voves, Chair, The Mayoress of RBKC Mrs Timothy Coleridge, The Mayor of the Royal Borough Cllr. Timothy Coleridge, Ms Linda Eaton, Secretary.
Representatives of the K&C Mental Health Carers Association were invited by the new Mayor of RBKC, the Hon.Cllr. Timothy Coleridge to this year's Royal Borough Garden Party, which was held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday 7th June 2007.
In the morning the Trustees attended the Solemn Matins of the Annual Civic Service held at St. Mary Abbots, Kensington Parish Church, led by the Vicar of St. Mary Abbots, Reverend Gillean Craig. The inspiring Sermon was performed by the Revd. Rob Gillion, the Mayor's Chaplain and Rector of Holy Trinity, Sloane Street in the presence of Sir Malcolm Rifkind, MP for Kensington & Chelsea. This was followed by lunch at Benihana, Chelsea, from where they proceeded to the Royal Hospital grounds. There was an unique opportunity to visit the Chapel and Dining Room of the Chelsea Pensioners in this magnificent Christopher Wren Building, which is normally closed to the public. High tea was served to the tune of the Chelsea Pensioners Military Band and all had a glorious time to meet and mingle, take photographs and network with councellors, dignitaries and other voluntary organisations.