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Global Service Day on Saturday 15 July 2017 at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, near Market Bosworth

Global Service Day this year was organised on Saturday 15 July, at the famous Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, near Market Bosworth. The Centre is famous because this is the site where King Richard of England was killed fighting rebels led by Henry Tudor in August 1485. King Richard's body was taken to Leicester from here. Remains of King Richard's skeleton were found in the city centre in 2012 and in 2015, a museum was opened in Leicester city centre near the site where King Richard's remains were found. 

Our day began early, with some devotees leaving Leicester at 8:00 in the morning to set up our main 'base campí at a hall in Desford we had booked for the day, and some devotees headed to the Bosworth Heritage Centre to set up our second 'base camp' to welcome our guests. Our plan for the day was in two parts - first we were going to spend some time at the Heritage Centre, and then head off to the hall in Desford for refreshments and entertainment.

Other volunteers set-off around 9:00 to pick up guests from their homes. All our guests, mostly elderly & some disabled, were provided transport from their homes by the devotees and the drive to the Heritage Centre took just over half an hour. The guests & the volunteers were all greeted lovingly at the site, and offered hot refreshments in the area specially prepared by us under a huge oak tree where we had erected two gazebos. The shade provided by the gazebos were very welcome as when the guests arrived, there was rain and we all tried to huddle into the gazebos!!

With Swami's grace, the rain soon stopped, and we were all able to enjoy hot refreshing drinks and some savoury food items.

Then most of the guests & devotees trooped off to view the heritage site. A long walk along some of the battlefield sites, and in lovely fresh country environment.

The walk was long and as soon as we returned to the base, we got back into our cars/minibuses to head towards Desford, about 15 minutes ride.

And a warm welcome awaited us there! We were served with delicious hot lunch, by this time we were all ready for some food!! Lovingly served and enjoyed by everyone, and many commented on how good it was. 

We had then organised some craft 'workshops' for our guests to try out - there was glass painting, plant pot decorating, and paper craft. All our guests gathered around their respective choice and really enjoyed 'getting their hands dirty'! And the guests had something to take home as a memento and to treasure.

Everyone loves playing this fun BINGO we had organised. Everyone joined in the game to see if they could win the prize by getting a 'FULL HOUSE'!

We were then treated to lovely tea with scones & cream and strawberry tarts. Very nice!!

It was soon time to say goodbye - time had flown very quickly and we said goodbye to our guests. The guests were all provided lift back to their homes and some volunteers stayed behind to clear the hall.

 

A wonderful day was had by all - thank you Swami.

 

Click here for more photos from the day - Global Service Day 50.


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Click here for more photos from the day - Global Service Day 50.

 

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