In terms of weather, it was the worst of days:  torrential rain pelted down as over 160 people risked being soaked as they made their way to the Recreation Centre on Tuesday, 6th March.


At Marian Grove, it was the happiest of days.


It was our monthly Luncheon Day and featured a special celebration in honour of our much-loved Geraldine Sandurski.  His Holiness Pope Francis has awarded Geraldine the Benemerenti Medal for her long and exceptional service to the Church and the Community.


The word Benemerenti   is Latin and means “to a well-deserving person”.      We all agree that Geraldine well deserves this award for her kindness, care, compassion and practical service to the residents of Marian Grove over many years.   Congratulations, Geraldine!