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In Pictures: Coronation Tea Party held in Portadown raises £2,000 for charity

It was a packed house at the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor’s Coronation Tea Party on Tuesday afternoon as 400 local people came together to have fun while celebrating the upcoming Coronation of His Majesty The King and raising over £2,000 for charity.

Taking place at the Seagoe Hotel in Portadown, the special occasion saw young and old enjoy a cup of tea, some cake and sing along to feel-good tunes from live performers Alan Crawford and Clara Wilson, truly getting everyone into the spirit ahead of the Coronation this Saturday.

Speaking of the event, joint hosts Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Cllr Paul Greenfield and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Tim McClelland said: “It was our absolute pleasure and honour to host yesterday’s Coronation Tea Party and to see so many people join in the celebrations for this once-in-a-lifetime historic event!

“We are especially grateful for everyone’s kind donations to this year’s Lord Mayor charities, B Positive and Southern Area Hospice, your generosity never goes unnoticed and will go a long way in helping support and sustain the amazing work these local organisations do!”

One year old Summer McGladdery and mum Emma from Waringstown with Sharon McCrory, Richhill and Gail Graham, Rathfriland.

Bethany Wightman and Olivia Graham from Banbridge.

Staff and residents from Mahon Hall Care Home with a couple of special guests at the Coronation Tea Party.

Sing along at the Coronation Tea Party.

Nigel and Lynn Dennison and friends.

Rev Rodney Magennis , Loughbrickland, Donnaghmore and Scarva Parish Church with, back left, Barbara Robinson, Daphne Stewart, Margaret Moore, MBE and front, Nora Patton, Alwyn Baird and Marjory Kilpatrick.

Banbridge residents, Hazel McNeill, Dorothy McCauley, Olive Magill and Ann English.

Ann English and grandaughter Emily.

Sarah and Anna Magill from Banbridge and friend Emily English.

Emma Ward, Colin Cunningham, Sylvia Connachan and Sarah Cairns from Dromore.

Grandparents Lorraine and Ted Hunniford with Archie, Jay and Lucie.

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Ella Marshall and Zarah Freeburn at the Coronation Tea Party.

Arlene and Joss Hamill with daughter Alison Freeburn and grandaughter Zarah Freeburn.

Ella Marshall, Maureen Vennard, Dianne Woods Tracey Marshall with Sadie (3) and Heidi Marshall (18 months) from the Birches.

Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Greenfield, Mrs Fiona Greenfield and Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Tim McClelland with, Mrs Karen McClelland, Nathan McClelland and Mr Norman Lockie.

Sam Bright, Tracey Palmer, manager, Rochelle Varerra and residents from Sandringham Care Home.

Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Greenfield, with his wife, Fiona and his parents, Rev Fred and Mrs Jean Greenfield at the Coronation Tea Party.

Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Greenfield, Mrs Fiona Greenfield and Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Tim McClelland and Mrs Karen McClelland at the Coronation Tea Party they hosted in The Seagoe Hotel.

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