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Christian charity sets sail for the Queen’s 90th

In a nod to its history, international Christian maritime charity, Sailors’ Society, will travel by boat to the Patron’s Lunch on Sunday (12 June) to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday ...

In a nod to its history, international Christian maritime charity, Sailors’ Society, will travel by boat to the Patron’s Lunch on Sunday (12 June) to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The charity will be joined by supporters and volunteers and travel on the aptly named Golden Jubilee down the Thames to get to the party.

Stuart Rivers, Chief Executive Officer, Sailors’ Society, said: “Travelling by boat from where the Society was founded seemed a fitting way to get to the Patron’s Lunch.”

The charity will join 10,000 guests at the event, which will be the largest street party to take place on The Mall and will see many of the Queen’s 600 patron organisations come together to celebrate her dedication to charitable causes.

Stuart added: “It is a privilege to have Her Majesty as Sailors’ Society’s patron and this event is the perfect way to thank her for such longstanding dedication to charity.”

On 5 August 1993, the Queen joined Sailors’ Society at its 175th anniversary celebrations in Southampton docks and reviewed the fleet before departing on Britannia. 

The Patron Lunch signals the end of a national weekend of celebration, which includes a service of thanksgiving on 10 June and a trooping of the colour the following day.

Read more on Sailors' Society – one of Inspire's partner ministries - here ...

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