First World War tea party

01/12/2015
Glaswegians born during the First World War are treated to afternoon tea by Cordia home care service and Encore Hospitality Services.
 
Our home care service and Encore Hospitality Service got together to treat a special group of people, serving up afternoon tea to Glaswegians born during the First World War.
 
A dozen of our home care clients, the oldest being 105-years-old Margaret Miller, were guests of honour at a special commemorative tea party held at the KG CafĂ© in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 
 
The group, with a combined age of 1205, featured five aged 99, three centenarians, one aged 101, two aged 102 and 105-year-old Margaret.
 
Glasgow City Council’s Bailie Anne Simpson, attending the event on behalf of Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, addressed the group before joining them for the afternoon tea and entertainment. 
 
During the event each of the 12 invited guests, who were accompanied by both a relative and home carer, were presented with commemorative packs which included replica postcards, stamps and other items common during the First World War.
 
Speaking about the event, managing director David Melvin said: “It’s an honour to host these esteemed guests, each of whom is a credit to us all.
 
“Commemorating the First World War is extremely important both for Cordia as an organisation, but for the city a whole. Many of our citizens paid the ultimate sacrifice and this should never be forgotten. 
 
“I speak on behalf of everyone at Cordia when I say I hope each of our clients and their guests who attended today’s event enjoyed themselves.”
 
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