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Gin and Tonic Day


Monday 19th October is

International Gin and Tonic Day.


International Gin and Tonic Day was founded in honour of Mary Edith Keyburn, a remarkable woman who loved to have the occasional tipple of gin and tonic.


Edith passed away on October 19th, 2010, at the age of 95, in hospital with a gin and tonic at her side. The drink was smuggled into the hospital in a water bottle and served in a teacup.



We hope that you'll have a tipple on October 19th and that we can all make as gracious an exit from this life as Edith did. 


Enjoy a Gin & Tonic and explain the reason for the day with your residents.


If they could choose to have a day named in their honour what would it be and why?


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