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Gift Day at Elizabeth House

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(27 June 2009)

It was a very special Gift Day at Elizabeth House on Saturday 27th June, when Sir Michael Parkinson CBE came to officially open the new look Elizabeth House where an extensive face lift has been undertaken recently.

Chairman of Elizabeth House, Reg Wilsher, talked about the wonderful work that had been done in refurbishing and thanked all the many people who had helped raise the funds for the refurbishment and what a wonderful result had been achieved.

Wendy Craig (centre) with volunteers Dot Scotford (left) and Dorothy Moodie (right)

Sir Michael Parkinson said that he felt such places as Elizabeth House were becoming more and more important, as we got an aging population. He said that the first person to reach the age of 200 had already been born. He also said that he had been involved with people with dementia and was pleased to hear that Elizabeth House was going to allow people with dementia to come there with their carers. President Wendy Craig then spoke about the work that had been undertaken and what an achievement the whole project was.

Elisabeth Sanders

Michael Parkinson. Wendy Craig and the Deputy Mayor with the Unveiled Plaque

A basket of flowers was then presented to Elisabeth Sanders, Elizabeth House being her brain child in the early 1970s, when it was converted from the old police station. The plaque to commemorate the new Elizabeth House was then unveiled by Sir Michael.

Charles Benson Provides the Music with Richard Kellaway Parish Council Chairman Cllr Derek Fry with Charlie Hewitt a visitor from Zimbabwe Cookham Society Chairman Georgina Kilner with Cookham Society President Jean Stretton

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