Denny enjoys tea with the Queen
A SINGLE mum who has dedicated herself to helping others in the community has enjoyed enjoyed tea with the Queen at a special party at Buckingham Palace.
Stafford and Rural Homes customer Denny Corbett was one of 5,000 lucky people to be invited to the Queen’s tea party because of her commitment to helping others in Rising Brook and the surrounding community.
“It was an absolutely amazing day, from the train journey to London, to walking through Buckingham Palace and the garden party itself it was an occasion that I will never forget,” said Denny, 55.
Denny also invited her close friend Kate Bagnall to accompany her on the trip to the palace.
“At the party Kate and I were offered a range of delicate cakes and sandwiches served on china plates. I was a bit nervous at first as I didn’t know what the correct etiquette was but in the end the atmosphere was very relaxed and enjoyable.”
Denny is the chair of Rising Brook South Tenants’ and Residents’ Association and has also served on the Executive Committee of SARH Tenants and Residents Forum.
Added to this Denny is on the Rising Brook Baptist Church quarterly forum as well as running a youth forum, being a SARH customer inspector and sitting on various customer focus groups and joint consultation groups within SARH.
Remarkably Denny is able to combine all this work with being a mum-of-four and is currently working on the Penkside Project and the Community Games 2011/2012.
Pam Smith, Customer Participation Officer for SARH, said: “We are delighted that Denny was invited to the Queen’s tea party as she is a real inspiration to our customers and staff.
“Denny’s commitment has led to some great results for the local community and she deserves this special recognition for her efforts.”