No. 11 AREA

 Queen's Tavern Raises £2,000 for Huddersfield RNA

Saturday 8th July, 2017

The Queen’s Tavern in the Imperial Arcade, Huddersfield, recently made a very generous donation of £2,000 to the Huddersfield branch of the Royal Naval Association.

The money was raised over a period of several months by donations from customers over the bar at the Queen’s Tavern and donated to the RNA during the Spring bank weekend at the end of May.

On Saturday, 8th July, members of the RNA gathered at the Queen’s Tavern to show their appreciation and to present the landlady, Vanda Dickinson, with a Royal Naval Association shield and a certificate of thanks.

The Queen’s Tavern is a regular haunt for Royal Naval Association members, they meet there to socialise near enough every week. On Armistace Day and Remembrance Sunday every year, all the members of the branch visit the Queen’s to remember absent friends and to toast the Queen with a tot of rum (or two).

The RNA does not receive funding from the government, they rely on the generosity of the public, their members and sponsors. They are always grateful for any support and donations they receive to help them continue the work they do to support naval personnel, their families, and other naval charities and organisations, as well as their own members.

Some of the money donated to them has recently been used to help pay for members of Huddersfield Sea Cadets to go on a chance-of-a-lifetime trip on board HMS Ocean before the ship is decommissioned.

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