COVENTRY’S Pru Porretta said she was ‘completely overwhelmed’ at a special service of thanksgiving on Tuesday to celebrate her 40 years as Lady Godiva.
It was attended by more than 200 people, led by Dean John Witcombe at Coventry Cathedral and featured readings and prayers from the Godiva Sisters and city schoolchildren. Metropolis Coventry provided refreshments for everyone.
Also attending were Pauline Black OBE from The Selecter, recently made Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Lord and Lady Mayoress of Coventry, Coun John McNicholas and Dr June McNicholas, more than 50 Godiva Sisters from around the World and members of local community groups.
Pru, who is patron of Coventry Comfort Carers and the Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind, said: “It was amazing to hear everything I had accomplished since taking up the role in 1982.
“It was a day of sharing, caring and giving.
“People had traveled from all over, including Dan Persaud who was visiting the UK from Australia.”
Pru has organised and attended hundreds of events and even met royalty – including The Queen, Prince William and Kate and Prince Charles twice.
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