Greggs cater for Queen's royal party

High street bakers Greggs are to serve up food to the Royal at the Carers' Day garden party

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High street bakers Greggs are to serve up food to the Royal at the Carers' Day garden party

We hope the Queen is partial to a sausage roll or two, as it has been revealed that high street bakers Greggs will be providing much of the catering for the Carers' Day garden party hosted for Her Royal Majesty on 22 June.

The summer party will be held in the grounds of Alnwick castle, in Northumberland on Wednesday, and the caterers, renowned for their pastry goods, will be on hand to serve some hearty alternatives to the cucumber sandwich.

The event, which is expecting around 8000 guests, including England footballer Alan Shearer, is an opportunity for the Queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh to meet and talk with several carers and volunteers from different organisations from around the UK.

‘The idea is for the Queen to meet as many people as possible,’ said castle spokesman Andy Farquharson.

The host of the big day, Lady Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, has revealed, though, the amount of work gone into organising such an important occasion. ‘It has been quite something to plan and arrange this even, particularly in a year of some national uncertainty financially.’

However, Greggs, who were founded in 1939 and now sell over 140 million sausage rolls annually, were able to step in and lend a helping hand. ‘(Their) huge contribution and support of local business, means the event will not cost the county council any money,’ she affirmed.

The Newcastle-based company are excited to be included in the big day, ‘We’re delighted to be involved. We hope everyone enjoys what will be a very special event,’ said Greggs Chief Executive Ken McMeikan.



Natalia Lubomirski
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