A Burton-upon-Trent care home resident who recently wrote to the Queen had a surprise reply on Her Majesty’s behalf.
Penny Manning, who lives at Mount Pleasant Care Home, wrote the letter a number of weeks ago to congratulate the Queen on her 60 years service to her country, and on all the wonderful celebrations happening during 2012.
Mount Pleasant Manager, Anne-Marie Robinson said:
“All of our residents are looking forward to the celebrations this summer, and the response from Buckingham Palace will take pride of place during our upcoming Jubilee party.
Many residents here at Mount Pleasant remember when the Queen took to the throne, they have seen how much the world has changed in the last 60 years and understand what an achievement it is for the Queen to still be going strong 60 years on. Penny just wanted to congratulate the Queen, she didn’t for one minute expect a response. ”
However, staff and residents were shocked when a letter from Buckingham Palace dropped through their letterbox and landed on the doormat of the home in Winshill, Burton-upon-Trent, last Friday.
The letter expressed gratitude for Penny’s ‘words of loyalty and support’ along with a number of pictures of the Queen from the last 60 years.
Located on the edge of Burton-on-Trent, Mount Pleasant is a modern purpose-built care home providing residential and specialist dementia care for up to 50 elderly people. The home is run by the family-owned Caring homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery.