To celebrate another wonderful year at Lench's Trust residents from all three schemes, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and visitors came together at William Lench Court for a Commemorative Tea Party. Raj and her catering team did a great job with food and drinks as usual, so it's fair to say no one went away hungry. A Beatles cover band, the "Cheatles" played many favourites of the originals and were well received by those listening.

Lench's Trust Trustee, Tom Storrow was present, he and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham handed out Resident of the Year awards to one resident from each scheme to thank them for the great work they've done. Winners of the award were Ken Canton from William Lench Court, Cilla Craven from Lench's Close and Albert & Jean Townsend from Tanner's Close. Ex-staff member Virginia Watts also made an appearance, she had served the Trust 14 years and many residents enjoyed seeing her again, to thank her for years of loyal service Tom Storrow and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham handed her a bouquet of flowers, a card from staff and Trustees and a box including a gold watch and more.

The event finally came to a close at 4:30 pm, all attending having had an astounding time. Thank you to all that came along, it's great to see that Lench's Trust is such a big part of people's lives and people would take time out of their day to celebrate it with us, even if it was just for the free food. To see photos from the day please click the yellow button below and see our Flickr page.