Over the years Oakhouse have celebrated events around the UK in all sorts of ways - most recently with beautiful mugs to celebrate the wedding of William & Kate. But for the Diamond Jubilee we wanted to do something which will have more lasting impact, so we have decided to donate money to Barnardo’s, one of the UK charities of which The Queen is Patron.

Barnardo’s run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than 190,000 children and young people every year and they need regular donations to fund this fantastic work. So we’ve put together this Jubilee Pack, featuring a mouth-watering selection of some of our most delicious meals and desserts. For each pack sold we’ll make a donation to Barnardo’s.

We’ll keep doing this right to the end of 2012, so we very much hope you will join in once or twice in the months ahead.

Being Queen isn’t an easy job, as these Jubilee facts clearly show!

1. Since 1952, she has conferred more than 404,500 honours and awards.
2. During her reign the Queen has made many visits to her major realms – countries where she is head of state. She has visited Australia 18 times, Canada 22 times, Jamaica 6 times and New Zealand 10 times.
3. The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her reign, starting with Susan who was a present for her 18th birthday in 1944. A good proportion of these have been direct descendants from Susan. The Queen currently has three corgis - Monty, Willow and Holly.
4. During the past 60 years almost one and a half million people have attended garden parties at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Queen ended debutante presentation parties in 1958.
5. The Queen’s wedding ring was made from a nugget of Welsh gold which came from the Clogau St David’s mine near Dolgellau. The official wedding cake was made by McVitie and Price, using ingredients given as a wedding gift by Australian Girl Guides.

Jubilee Collection

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The Queens Diamond Jubilee is set to be one for the history books - street parties, events and concerts are all set to take place over the long weekend 2-5th June. So make sure you have a lovely souvenir to mark the occasion, whether it’s a mug to enjoy a nice cup of tea or an apron to BBQ in! Whatever you are doing they are great memento’s to have not only for the weekend but to treasure for years to come.