Austin enjoys thoroughly miserable London trip!

07 November 2014

Austin Donohoe and directorate in Covent Garden

Former Chief Executive, Austin Donohoe, has been taking in the sites of the capital this week as part of his retirement present from St Cuthberts Care.

The gift of a trip to London was presented to Austin at his retirement celebration Mass held at Holy Cross Home Sunderland at the end of April, and promised a memorable sightseeing visit of his choice. The highlight of the couple of days in the capital was night at the theatre to see a performance of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Staying near Covent Garden, Austin's train trip and retirement celebration also took in a tour of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, the Cenotaph and Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, the Imperial War Museum and a viewing of the installation of 888,246 poppies entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London.

After nearly 20 years in charge of the charity a trip to see "Les Mis" and some harrowing conflict memorials must have almost seemed like light relief!