Well what a day we have had. We were invited to a Tour of Beacon`s Factory. We were collected by Car at 7.30 am by A really nice guy Louis. The journey was 3 Hours through M25. Rain Fog and Traffic . We were greeted on arrival By the Directors Andy, and Ray. A hot Coffee and tea was instantly in front of us, most welcome.
After a Chat and a welcome so warm we were given a Tour of the factory and introduced to manny of the staff. Really most interesting. What they do is amazing. With the tour over we were taken to the Room with heaps of food laid out Hot tea ,coffee, soft drinks. And set up was a screen and projector. After an embarrassing welcome to all the room full of staff I was introduced as the first Guest to speak. I stumbled a bit at first because the presentation that loaded was not my latest and I was thrown a bit because the slides and order was not what I was expecting but I caught up and soon I was in flow.. With a few more blips I completed A another good response. Now after another introduction it was Mavis
s turn to follow. She likewise was thrown by the presentation it was not what she expected. But despite having a heavy cold she did her usual amazing talk. Then it was time to get stuck into the buffet . As usual people were gathering around her with congratulations and questions. Then after all that we were escorted back to the MDs office . Most unexpectedly Ray the Tech,Directors wife came in with a big bunch of flowers for Mavis and a nice bottle for me. a lovely gesture. The surprise announcement was that In May 2019 they are organising a Rickshaw style cycle ride in order to support The Charity.. To say we were treated like Royalty was an understatement. Soon it was time to leave and we were escorted to our drivers car for the journey home. We even received a call on his phone to check how far we were and to check that his honoured guests were doing OK.
The End of a fantastic Day as we shook hands and said our goodbyes at our front door.