BEN gets the royal treatment

BEN gets the royal treatment

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Alexandra House, HRH Princess Alexandra, KG, GCVO recently returned to the care centre she officially opened and which was named in honour of her patronage of the automotive industry charity BEN.

It was a day that will live long in the memory of everyone fortunate to have been there.

Presented on arrival to senior representatives of the Charity and the Care Centre, Her Royal Highness was escorted through the centre by BEN Chief Executive, David Main and Care Centre Manager, Jan Habeck.

HRH Princess Alexandra spoke to each and every one of the 50 residents and 50 members of staff, including Team Leader, Sonia Edgley, who has worked at Alexandra House since it first opened. Sonia was given the honour of presenting HRH Princess Alexandra with a posy of flowers.

A second presentation was made by Nigel Rothband, Chief Operating Officer at BEN. Commemorating 47 years of dedication and commitment to BEN, Her Royal Highness was presented with a specially produced ‘Photographic History’ of her Patronage.

The day concluded when HRH Princess Alexandra was escorted to Reception where she signed the Visitors Book.

Speaking after the event, Matron Jan Habeck said: “HRH Princess Alexandra was both elegant and charming; she is unmistakably passionate about BEN and was very generous with her time. The day was an outstanding success and one that none of us will ever forget.”

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