Sausages sizzled as 130 people attended a barbeque in Awsworth to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.
The event last Sunday raised over £900 for the Ilkeston branch of the Royal British Legion.
Visitors were entertained in a marquee at the home of John and Jane Mortimer.
Retired pharmacist Mr Mortimer, 68, said: ”The legion helps ex-servicemen and women in all sorts of ways. Some cannot pay fuel bills or their council tax.”
“Some people think its all about the Second World War but it’s not.”
A singer provided a concert and there was also a bar and raffle.”