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Rose planted to celebrate Waterloo Action Centre’s royal award

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A Queen Elizabeth rose has been planted in the garden of Waterloo Action Centre to celebrate the charity's recent Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Rose planted to celebrate Waterloo Action Centre’s royal award
Kate Hoey MP with WAC trustees, users, supporters and councillors
Rose planted to celebrate Waterloo Action Centre’s royal award
Kate Hoey prepares to plant the Queen Elizabeth rose watched by WAC chair Sara Bredemear and vice-chair Jenny Stiles
Rose planted to celebrate Waterloo Action Centre’s royal award
WAC AGM guests enjoyed this special cake decorated to celebrate the centre's royal award

Friends and supporters of the Waterloo Action Centre gathered on Tuesday night for the charity's annual general meeting.

The community centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary and last month was named as a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

To mark the occasion Vauxhall Labour MP Kate Hoey, who nominated WAC for the award, was invited to plant a Queen Elizabeth rose in the garden alongside the centre.

Two Special Anniversary roses were also planted by local residents to mark the 25th anniversary of Kate Hoey's election as local MP.

Ms Hoey was elected in a by-election on 15 June 1989 after the resignation of Stuart Holland.

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