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Banstead Rotary Afternoon Tea!



The Rotary Club of Banstead was invited to Banstead Manor Hallmark Carehomes, 8 Brighton Road Banstead SM7 1BS for an event on Tuesday 29 August.

Four staff are Banstead Rotary Corporate Members: Veronica, Fiona, Toni and Sam.

Guest of Honour was the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Councillor Eddy Humphreys accompanied by his wife Sarah the Mayoress, and Paul The Macebearer.



The Mayor delivered a short speech about his charities: The Royal British Legion and Lucy Raynor Foundation.


Entertainment was an enjoyable overview by Paul, the Mayor’s Assistant who provided a talk about the Mayoral Regalia its origins, history and use. He remains a constant staff member in his role as the Mayor’s change office. The Mayor and Paul then talked about the Mayoral Regalia and robes while dressing for the occasion!




The Mayor then spoke to all the Rotarians and residents as he circulated the room.

Guests enjoyed a lavish afternoon tea of a wide selection of sandwiches, cupcakes, brownies, and a delicious lemon drizzle cake prepared by the Banstead Manor chef. Banstead Rotary President Jane Illingworth welcomed the guests and thanked Banstead Manor for the generous hospitality. During the event Toni was presented with her Rotary pin.

A special thank you to everyone involved to make the event such a success!

The Rotary Club of Banstead has been a part of the community since 1951, beginning as a networking organisation it now plays an important role in supporting many charities and activities. The Club raised over £22,000 last year for charitable purposes.


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