36 The Worshipful Company of Launderers' Annual Service and Dinner20th October 2014
The Annual Service of the Launderers' Company was held in Southwark Cathedral, where their Honorary Chaplain, the Very Rev Andrew Nunn, is Dean. The Girls and Lay Clerks of Cathedral Choir sang beautifully. The music included one of my favourite anthems, John Rutter's "The Lord bless you and keep you".
At the end of the service we walked a few yards over the road to Launderers' Hall for dinner. The speaker was Bryn Parry OBE, CEO and co-founder with his wife, of Help for Heroes. He gave an enlightening insight into the needs of those injured on the field of battle, whose lives are saved despite horrendous injuries. The charity has caught the public imagination and millions of pounds have been raised to support the work.