It was an honour and privileged to have been presented to Her Majesty the Queen at her Royal Garden Party on Wednesday 29th May 2019. The invitation was linked to the British Empire Medal (BEM) which was awarded in the Queens New Years’ Honours list 2018. I (Mary Wright) was able to take one guest, which was my mother (Barbara Hitchings). We both had an amazing day and was so very lucky to have been selected from 8000 other guests to be among the few to meet her that day. We had a lovely conversation about Gymnastics and the weather and I offered to teach her a cartwheel!!