Interserve Active8 held their third Cancer Charity Fun Day during July to raise money for Weston Park Hospital & The Barnsley Hospice in the memory of colleagues, friends & family we have lost.
Again this year the weather was good and this allowed us to again stay to our initial plan and keep the activities we wanted to outside we also had some additional indoor activities in the sports areas.
We decided to do a car boot sale this year that was situated around the outskirts of the school, this created much interest with a wide and varied selection of items available to capture something for everyone. We also had an animal show, food stalls, charity football matches, trampolining, bouncy castle, sumo suits, shot power, climbing and Big Als Funhouse again providing the entertainment. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Alan Law opened the event and spent time meeting the Interserve team and many of the general public taking time to answer a few questions.
This year we held 3 football matches during the Charity Fun Day and our thanks goes out to Sheffield Rangers U11’s and their dads who had to row back the years in a thrilling encounter, Chapeltown Colts U14’s, Ecclesfield Red Rose U14’s and Friends of Active 8. The matches were all a joy to watch and the Sheffield Rangers U11’s and Dads got an opportunity to have there photo taken with the Lord Mayor. There is a further match planned to take place in the coming weeks as Activity Sheffield the team Active 8 usually play against were unable to attend this years event but wish to continue there annual rivalry.
Roti and Caribbean Chicken Curry, build your own burgers and panini’s with uniquely marinated Chicken were just a few of the delicacies made available by our caterers, which were Capille’s and Bishops Coffee House and Bistro.
As always Alan Marsden kept us all entertained with his choice of music and also interacted with anyone who dared approach him in his area, he did a fantastic job directing visitors around the site to our other activities.
A big thank you goes out to all that attended, donated and showed their support to a cause so many of us feel so strongly about. We have so far managed to raise over £1000 and are still awaiting further donations; we hope to send the raised monies to the chosen charities within the next two weeks.
I would also like to say a big thank you to the Barnsley Hospice as they sent us two volunteers to assist with the event throughout the day.
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