Queens gathered to give a helping hand to charity supporting kids’ homes
THERE was a royal air at Burton Town Hall in April 1983 as the venue hosted its “Festival of Queens”.
For 25 youngsters and attendants from the area, the ceremony enabled the queens who represented Sunday schools and youth organisations to hand over the money they had raised to the National Children’s Home.
Harry Frost, the treasurer for National Children’s Homes said that £1,492 had been handed over while the Town Hall event had helped to raise a further £52.
The festival chairman was Dale Salter, the area’s youth and community advisory officer.
Mr Salter said the money was desperately needed as the estimated cost to run the care for 63,000 the following year would be more than £20 million.