BURTONWOOD born resident Anne Carr has her Royal Wedding invitation sewn up after being one of those lucky enough to be chosen to join the celebrations at close quarters.
Anne, who runs the Burtonwood Sewing Group, was nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs, her name having been brought to his notice by Susan Sellers a Deputy Lieutenant and previous High Sheriff of Cheshire.
She and her daughter Alison will join the other nominees in the grounds of Windsor Castle tomorrow (Saturday) and will have a special view of the arrival and departure of the bride and groom from their privileged position.
Anne has been involved in voluntary work all her life, including church and school PTA, inspired by the example of her uncle John Cawley who ran the youth club in Burtonwood for many years and who made a difference to so many local young people.
Her particular love is the Burtonwood Sewing Group which she has led since its inception. The Group was started in the Burtonwood Community Centre in its 2011 campaign “Lose it or Lose it”. Due to growth they got their very own Sewing Room in the middle of Burtonwood. The community of Burtonwood has always been at the heart of this enterprise.
Anne was taught how to “make do and mend” by her Nana from an early age but could hardly have known that would be the start of her journey to Windsor Castle!
For more details on the sewing group visit www.burtonwoodsewing.com to read more about how it has has been recognised by contributions from many sources including Cheshire Community Foundation, Steve Morgan Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund and special recognition from the High Sheriff of Cheshire.
Anne and her daughter Alison are not the only Warringtonians lucky enough to have received an invite.
Husband and wife team Dave and Janis Williams from Warrington Disability Partnership are hot footing it back from a holiday abroad to attend the Royal Wedding.
They were nominated by DL Dave Thompson, in recognition of their services to the charity.