|Royal party raises cash for police|
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 17:53|
Grace Bay was a sea of red, white and blue as the Turks and Caicos Islands celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Hundreds gathered June 5 for a Royal Party hosted by Island Scoop ice cream store in aid of Crime Stoppers and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.
Revellers were treated to an afternoon of entertainment with the Provo Primary School Steel Band topping the bill.
Other attractions included face and nail painting, quizzes and karaoke, while delicious traditional British dishes such as fish and chips, cucumber sandwiches and scones were also on offer.
“We wanted to do something to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the party has proved a huge success,” Island Scoop’s Robin Spruce said. “People from all cultures and backgrounds have come out to enjoy themselves, and it’s been a wonderful event.
“As well as having fun, we wanted the party to have a serious meaning, and that’s why we decided to donate all the proceeds to the RTCI Police through Crime Stoppers. The police are out there working hard for the whole community, and this is a way of showing our appreciation.”
“Our thanks go to everyone who helped organise the day and to all the businesses who supported us. And a huge thanks goes to everyone who attended and helped raise money for a great cause.”
Among the guests were officers from the RTCI Police community department based at Saltmills Police Post.
“On behalf of the RTCI Police I’d like to extend our gratitude to the Royal Party organisers for their generosity,” Inspector Nigel Couch said. “Crime Stoppers does such great work in conjunction with the Police Service, and the donation will certainly be put to good use.
“It’s fantastic to see hundreds of people coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and it’s wonderful to see so many children from all different cultures having fun and enjoying the occasion.
“Events like these do so much to bring the community together, and I congratulate the organisers on a really enjoyable afternoon.”
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