Yesterday 4th July Matthew and I were invited to a reception at Leuchie House, North Berwick. The main purpose was a Royal visit by HRH Princess Anne as part of the eight years to the day of Leuchie House reopening after the closure by The MS Society. The closure caused great anxiety by all the guests who had come to look forward to their respite holidays at Leuchie. Margaret was especially devastated by the news of the closure as she so looked forward to travelling across to Leuchie and catching up with her friends. She would often book up before she left for the next visit.
The pictures in this gallery are from yesterday to show the room now completed. It looks very fresh and calming for the guests to relax. The view out the bay windows always excited Margaret as the roe deer would congregate early morning in the wooded area right in front of the windows. The sun travels round and spills straight into the windows for a good part of the day.
The room is dedicated in Margaret’s memory from donations on a JustGiving page which was setup after her death in January 2016.
Me and the boys were so taken aback by everyone who contributed so generously to make this room restoration possible.
I have as yet not mentioned the name of the room it will be known as Aviemore Lounge keeping the room naming already in place at Leuchie.
Why Aviemore? In December 1968 we met in Aviemore for the first time and as they say the rest is history we were blessed with over 45 years together and three sons Steven, Philip and Matthew. The boys are now all married to Yvonne, Jacquie and Fiona. Our family now has four lovely grandchildren GG, WM, Logan and Ellis.