Active8 Sheffield hosted their Fifth Cancer Charity Fun Day on July 8th to raise money for Weston Park Hospital & The Barnsley Hospice in the memory of colleagues, friends & family we have lost over the years.
We had opted to move our event from our normal Ecclesfield facility to another of our facilities at King Edwards this year, which should have allowed us to stage the event in one area. However as we had experienced last year the weather was against us again in the build up to the event and we had to change the plan on the Friday before the event but fortunately on the day of the event the weather was good throughout.
We had a large U9’s football tournament taking place throughout the day and this was won by Ecclesfield Spartans who have only recently formed and were playing against established teams like Crosspool JFC, Greenhill and Millmoor Juniors. There was also two charity men’s football matches with Friends of Interserve taking on a local football teams.
We had an animal show, cheerleading, food stalls, The Tapton Kangaroos, bouncy castles, slides, the rodeo bull, and Big Als Funhouse again providing the entertainment along with a Parrot Show. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield John Campbell came to the event and spent time meeting the Interserve team, Barnsley Hospice workers and many of the general public taking time to answer questions and interacting with them. The Mayor also found time to kick off the final of our football tournament that took place at our neighboring facility Tapton.
Caribbean Chicken Curry, build your own burgers and paella were just a few of the delicacies made available by our caterers, which were Capilles Sandwich Bar 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 with his Parrots on his shoulder, he did a superb job as always.
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. The event raised £1092.01 in total and we will be running other events this year to bring that total up further like we have in previous years.
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