The children and staff of Funvini celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Casa Walsingham on June 5th.
As well as watching the celebrations in Britain on television, the children re-enacted the coronation……………………
and enjoyed a special lunch and Jubilee cake.
The Guards were there………
………..and the flags were out (!!)
They drank the Loyal Toast…..
and Funvini's staff joined in.
The celebrations have been designed to let our children share in the joy of the many British children whose generous support helps to make our charity’s work possible. We hope that by enabling our children to reflect on Her Majesty’s example of dedication and service we will encourage them to become better and more patriotic citizens of Colombia.
Next month 60 of the children will enjoy a break from the violence and poverty of the shanty-towns when they go off to a character-building Jubilee camp in the countryside near Villa de Leyva. This will also enable them to make their first visit to Bogotá to learn something of their own country’s history and institutions. In July Cor Videns, Funvini's Choir, will give a Jubilee Concert for the British Community in Medellín and this will be attended by both the Ambassador and the British Consul.
Congratulations, your majesty!!