Jubilee musical party takes place in Llandudno

OVER 50 Housing Association tenants had a royal time to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Trinity Community Center in Llandudno hosted the social event as tenants of Cartrefi Conwy enjoyed a range of home-cooked food, streamers, novelty hats and decorated tables with bingo games, a raffle and music of the Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group.

The band played a selection of well-known songs from each decade of the Queen’s reign, including Bring Me Sunshine, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, Delilah, Daisy Daisy, Oom Pah Pah and the Okey Cokey.

Proudly waving a flag and donning a fun Union Jack bowler hat, resident Nicola Moate said: ‘I remember we all got commemorative mugs at school as a memento of the occasion.

(L/R) Claire Foames, Lynzi Ridler, June Dyche, Janey Mitton, Sheila Campbell, Vera Evans and Irene Tudor.

“It seemed to me that the queen had been on the throne for a long time. It’s amazing to think she’s more than doubled that now.

Nerys Veldhuizen, Cartrefi Conwy Seniors Engagement Coordinator, said: “This is really what we all needed.

“The past few years have been incredibly difficult for everyone here, especially the older and more vulnerable members of our community.

“This holiday marks a sense of relief that we have hopefully come through the worst of the pandemic.

Pioneer from North Wales: Nerys Veldhuizen, Senior Citizen Engagement Coordinator. Nerys Veldhuizen, Seniors Engagement Coordinator.

“It’s a wonderful meeting of old friends and familiar faces, many of whom haven’t seen each other in months.”

It was the first of a series of seven parties that Cartrefi Conwy threw for its tenants across the county throughout the Platinum Jubilee holiday.

Among the highlights was the presentation of a golden envelope containing gift vouchers to popular Llandudno personality Sheila Campbell, a member of the energetic task force who helped make the party happen.

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