Maggie & Stuart's Kindness

On the 13th December 2008, in celebration of Maggie & Stuart Holden’s 40th Wedding Anniversary, sixty of their friends and family including Alan and Liz (who, as usual, were the last to arrive!) gathered for lunch at the Hotel du Vin in Henley.

Stuart and Alan shared a flat together whilst at Brunel University and became firm friends (despite the York/Lancs divide!) during the ‘hedonistic’ 1960s! Alan, therefore, was the obvious choice to be Best Man at Maggie & Stuart’s wedding. The friendship with Alan and Liz has remained strong over the past 40 years.

Maggie, Stuart and their daughters, Becky and Caroline, knew Charlotte from birth. Because of this, and the timing of the celebration, it seemed completely appropriate to ask the guests to make a donation to Char’s Fund in place of any gift they may have bought for Maggie & Stuart.

The family and friends responded magnificently with a resulting total of approximately £1140 donated. Maggie & Stuart have been overwhelmed by such generosity and are sure the money will be well used as a fitting tribute to Charlotte.

Thank you so much everyone!

Vicki Jones