Queens gath­ered to give a help­ing hand to char­ity sup­port­ing kids’ homes

Burton Mail - - Bygones - By STEPHEN SIN­FIELD stephen.sin­field@trin­i­tymir­ror.com 01283 245011 @mail­re­mem­bers

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.

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