Legge House Golden Celebrations

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On Sunday 25th June, Legge House (run by the Wroughton Youth Adventure Charity) celebrated 50 years in existence!

Despite the variable weather, many people came to Legge House to help the Trustees and Managers celebrate, creating a wonderful atmosphere of love, success and joy.

Distinguished Guests

We were pleased to welcome the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, the Bishop of Swindon, the Mayor of Swindon, our local Member of Parliament Robert Buckland QC, the Wroughton Silver Band and previous managers and staff.

Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Maureen Penny, at the Legge House celebrations
Councillor Maureen Penny, the Mayor of Swindon, giving her speech at the Legge House 50th Anniversary celebrations

It was a great get-together, with lots of old friendships renewed, past lives caught up on and future plans mentioned.

All-in-all it was an excellent social occasion reaching the standard we hoped for and aspired to.

Catering

All the catering was done in-house, with excellent refreshments provided for all. Thank you to the people who did the catering, the people who looked after it all and to those who washed up afterwards!

Speeches, Prizes and Music

There were speeches from all the notable visitors, introduced by the Chairman of Trustees. The draw for the raffle took place and lots of prizes, kindly donated and gratefully received, were won; a full list of winners can be found here on our Facebook page.

We also enjoyed the sounds of the Wroughton Silver Band who played to their usual high standard – thank you for the music!

Thank you also to the Managers, Sheila and Mark Tubey, for a memorable occasion.

We hope that everyone went home happy after the event plus very aware of the good work the Charity does.

Here’s to another 50 years!

Gwen Poole (Friends Volunteer Coordinator)