Cathedral set to host birthday party

ripon cathedral
ripon cathedral

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday the Lord Lieutenant is organising a celebration on Sunday June 12 in Ripon Cathedral.

The event is expected to be attended by 1,000 invited guests and the Lieutenancy is hoping to invite some very special people who reside within the Lieutenancy area which includes York, North Yorkshire and the area south of the River Tees (formerly covered by Cleveland).

The Lieutenancy is seeking to make the event as inclusive as possible and has decided to invite a unique group of people, but need the help of the communities to identify them.

Anyone with the date of birth either April 21 1926 or June 12 1926 - the dates of Her Majesty’s actual and official birthdays - may apply for a free ticket and for someone to accompany them.

Alternatively, if anyone knows of anyone who may be eligible to attend can be put forward.

Anyone with birthdays on these dates will be guaranteed an invitation to the celebration to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday.

“In addition, we will hold a draw for anyone with a 90th birthday occurring during 2016,” said a spokesman.

“If this applies to you and you live in the above area, then you may apply online for inclusion in the draw. Those successful will be advised and receive an invitation for themselves and someone to accompany them.”

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“The Lieutenancy sees this as the key event of the year and hope that a wide cross-section of our communities will be represented, including these important 90 year olds who have contributed so much throughout Her Majesty’s reign,” added the spokesman.