DEDICATED charity workers from Leamington have been royally thanked.
Sue Oldham and Darren Mitchell, who manage separate charities at St Mary’s Church, attended a Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the community projects they manage.
Sue is manager of Pathway Ministries – a one-to-one mentoring programme which helps people dealing with the likes of drug and alcohol addictions. Pathway also runs ‘Celebrate Recovery’, an international 12 step programme for those struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits.
A Community Café offers free food and company for all every Wednesday from 1 to 3pm.
Darren is centre manager for St Mary’s Christians Against Poverty – an award winning international debt counselling charity helping anyone with debt issues. CAP is free and helps anyone regardless of their religious beliefs.
Commenting on the Queen’s Garden Party, Sue said: “It was such a great honour to be invited and to be able to take one of our Pathway graduates with us”
The invite came as a surprise to Darren, who said: “This is not the sort of thing you plan to do in your life, so it came as a privilege and a great blessing.”
For more information about the respective projects contact St Mary’s Church on 01926 778505.