Delivered in patriotic style – Malvern College charity team deliver card and gift from the community to HM The Queen

30 Jan 2013

A beautiful sports car with a special Union Flag design pulled up at Malvern College to collect a card and gift, produced for Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate Her Diamond Jubilee, and then to deliver it to Buckingham Palace.

Last year a team of six sixth form girls from Malvern College set up a charitable project to raise funds and awareness for Wings of Hope, a children’s charity providing free education to poor and orphaned children in developing countries.

Having completed a sponsored run to the top of the Worcestershire Beacon dressed as Santas in December 2011, they decided to base their next project on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With the help of a local designer, Carly Tinkler, they designed a card featuring iconic images of Malvern, the production of which was sponsored by Aldine Print of Barnards Green. With the support of Waitrose they collected over 2,000 signatures from the community of Malvern, at the same time raising awareness and funds for the charity.

For a suitable gift, the girls approached Rhys Humm of Holywell Spring to produce a limited edition jeroboam of Malvern Spring Water, a renowned favourite of the Monarchy for centuries. To complete the project in style the girls approached Morgan, a name synonymous with Malvern, who agreed to deliver the card and gift to the Palace on behalf of the community.

Travelling in the Morgan was team member Rebecca Raby-Smith. ‘It was the most amazing journey in a truly beautiful car’ said Rebecca ‘I do hope that Her Majesty enjoys our card and gift and that the £3000 we raised for charity is put to good use, benefiting children less fortunate than ourselves.’

Team members were amazed by the support they received, not only from their sponsors but from the community of Malvern as a whole. ‘We would like to thank everyone’ said Rebecca, ‘we really are very lucky to live in such a positive community’.