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Want to be a pearly?

Think you have what it takes?          Please read on 

Would you like to join the Pearly Kings and Queens Society family? The Pearly Kings and Queen’s Society are a hardworking group of people who primarily raise funds to help London and Home Counties charities. This is done purely voluntarily and in all weathers. The funds are raised through various means: Regular Street collections, entertaining in pubs, clubs and private functions, corporate work e.g. meet and greets and occasionally television appearances. The members of Pearly Kings and Queen’s Society receive absolutely no monetary recompense for their time or for their wonderful buttoned outfits which they make themselves and wear with pride. Every existing member of the Pearly Kings and Queen’s Society has come to the society with a proven record of fundraising and/or good works to the community as well as some coming from a costermonger/ Pearly  family. In return you will join a friendly and supportive diverse group of people. You could also be undertaking memorable and historic events in and around London All new applicants will have an initial interview. If that is successful then the aspiring pearly will also undergo an ‘apprenticeship’ before being fully accepted into the society to see if they are fit and upstanding people, good with the public and giving their time to the best of their ability. If you fit the criteria above and think you can contribute to the age old traditions of The London Pearly Kings and Queens then in the first instance please email Gwen Jones on : with your cv/ letter explaining why you wish to join us and what you can bring to the Society.  

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