Thursday, 12 April 2012

Jubilee Garden Party

25 JUNE 2012

The organisers of a three-county summer garden party to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have revealed how Buckinghamshire residents can be part of this unique event through a public ballot to be drawn next month.

Four thousand guests will join The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the party to be held near Henley-on-Thames on the afternoon of 25 June. It is being jointly organised by the Lord-Lieutenants of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire as part of The Queen’s UK-wide Diamond Jubilee regional tour.

More than a quarter of the tickets will be available through the public ballot which will be drawn on 9 May by the Lord-Lieutenants of each of the three counties. The ballot is open to adult residents of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Each successful applicant will be allocated a double ticket so they can bring a guest.

They will join guests from all walks of public life including representatives of voluntary organisations and charities, together with civic, community and business leaders.

The ballot closes on 30 April. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May.

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 fund-raising 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.

You can download an APPLICATION FOR ONE DOUBLE INVITATION here (3MB Word document)