Local charity benefits from Prince George’s birthday

Stevenson Place receives letter of gratitude from Buckingham Palace

  • Sep. 25, 2014 5:00 p.m.

The residents started this tradition last year when Prince George was born and received an official letter of thanks from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Residents June Lamb (L) and Louise Plewes (R) are seen here with the letter they had framed as a keepsake.


In late July the residents of Stevenson Place held a tea in honour of Prince George’s first birthday.

As the Royal baby has everything he could possibly need, it was suggested that a local charity could be helped with gifts from the residents. Fill A Bag is one such group that assists “at risk” mothers who come to the Valley to have their babies at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Some of these women are on their own or live in remote locations with little support. Boxes of diapers, baby clothes, toys and personal care items were collected and then given to Marilee Cameron from the charity. A letter was sent to the Royal couple, congratulating them on George’s first birthday and to the residents’ surprise, they received a letter from Prince William’s personal secretary, thanking Stevenson Place residents for their thoughtfulness and generosity. What a lovely treat it was to hear from the palace!


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