Royal Recognition

The Rosemary Foundation celebrated its first full decade with a visit from Royalty in 2007.

Staff (and trainees) of the Rosemary Foundation who met the met the Countess of Wessex at Langrish House

Staff (and trainees) of the Rosemary Foundation who met the met the Countess of Wessex at Langrish House

The charity was founded by nurses in 1997 who had worked together from Bordean House, the Sue Ryder Home, that closed that year. Ten years later many of them are still working together with the Hospice at Home Charity which looks after patients with life threatening illnesses, and their families in their own homes.

HRH the Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mary Fagan JP, joined them for a lunch at Langrish House. Also at Langrish House were the foundation’s new patrons, the Earl and Countess of Bessborough, as well as many friends and supporters of the Rosemary Foundation from the local community which it serves.

Her Royal Highness was very interested to hear of the growth of the Petersfield based charity, and she took the opportunity to talk to many of the guests.

The Countess of Wessex is greeted at Langrish House by Nigel and Robina Talbot-Ponsonby on 25th April 2007

The Countess of Wessex is greeted at Langrish House by Nigel and Robina Talbot-Ponsonby on 25th April 2007

Before leaving Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion and spoke of her admiration for the work done by the nurses. Stella Constant, the Chairman of the Foundation, thanked Nigel and Robina Talbot-Ponsonby of Langrish House for so generously sponsoring the event.

From the Petersfield Post

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