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      Care home residents take a once in a lifetime trip to meet the Queen

      07 June 2019

      A small team of staff and residents from Action on Hearing Loss’ Leopold Muller Care Home in Bath recently had tea with royalty at Buckingham Palace.

      After winning the national charity’s staff award for ‘outstanding achievement’, the care home was awarded six tickets to attend the Queen’s Royal Garden Party at the Palace.

      On Wednesday 29 May, dressed in their finest, registered nurse Gertrude Gilmore, Administrator Paula Mistry and Senior Care Support workers Marilyn Taylor and Tina Larcombe accompanied residents Mrs Margaret Weeks (92) and Mrs Priscilla Young (94) attended the tea party.

      Margaret and Priscilla had the privilege of meeting both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, who were pleased to take a few moments to pleasantly chat with them and appreciate their flower fascinators.

      This once in a lifetime invitation meant an enormous amount to deaf resident Margaret Weeks, whose family served in the armed forces during WW2 and throughout their lives. Margaret’s four late brothers served during the war, and her husband Ernest - who was also deaf - worked in the secret Spitfire factories in Salisbury during 1940. In 1970, her family received a letter from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as a token of gratitude for their services to the country.

      Leopold Muller is the only care home in the UK with nursing that specialises in supporting people who are deaf or deaf-blind. Located in Twerton, the home's specialist registered nurses and experienced support workers provide 24-hour nursing and residential care to 20 men and women over the age of 18 who have additional complex needs, including learning and physical disabilities, mental ill-health and dementia.


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      Notes to Editors

      Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is the national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.
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      Leopold Muller team
      Mrs Margaret Weeks meeting The Queen
      Mrs Margaret Weeks meets HRM the Queen
      Prince Harry
      Mrs Priscilla Young meets HRH The Duke of Sussex