Broomhall Platinum Jubilee Party

The Broomhall Centre hosted a Jubilee celebration on Thursday 2nd June. We finally spent the money given to us by the Sheffield City Council’s Ward Pot in March 2020, just before the Covid pandemic stopped play.

We invited users of the Centre to run stalls and activities. As word spread, other local groups offered to join in. Members of the Board distributed leaflets and advertised the event on social media. We fed over a hundred people a meal of Coronation (halal) Chicken with baked potatoes and rice and many more had cake, samosas, tea and squash. The weather was lovely, so we were able to have stalls and games and dancing in the yard.

Over 25 people were involved in running stalls, many of whom also helped to set up the hall and yard. Over 20 people volunteered to decorate, prepared and serve food, make cakes, clean up afterwards. Over 300 people, including lots of children attended throughout the day.

Special thanks go to:

Jillian Creasy for planning and organizing the party

Enid Walker for planning and decorating

Rose Chitty and her church colleagues for cooking

Dave Hemsworth of Sheffield Hallam’s Mettle project

Imran and Shaban and family for cleaning up before and after

Rafik our Centre Manager and Patrick McLeod our cleaner