This year saw Active8 Sheffield host their Fourth 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.
This year we weren’t as fortunate with the weather and we had to revert to our wet weather plan. We did keep the majority of our activities outside throughout the event but unfortunately our fairground rides were unable to stay for the duration due to weather.
We also had an animal show, food stalls, charity football matches, trampolining, bouncy castle’s, slides, sumo suits, and Big Als Funhouse again providing the entertainment. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Sylvia Dunkley opened the event and spent time meeting the Interserve team and many of the general public taking time to answer a few questions.
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 and kept spirits up even in the testing weather conditions.
We also held our Fifth Rock Night which took place at Hoyland Working Mens Club in November this year and was organized by Alison Richardson a woman who since I have known her (7+ years) as dedicated so much time to raising funds for these two great charities.
The event was again a huge success and they managed to raise nearly £4000.00 on the evening through ticket sales, raffle’s and an auction.
The event was supported by the ever willing Tony Liddle Band who are based in Newcastle and have supported Alison’s cause since she begun hosting these events. The event also saw a young performer called Sam Lewis take to the stage for one of his first live performances. Lastly I must mention the support of the one and only Steve Adams who has made the auction section of this event his own over the last few years.
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 two events that we have hosted this year have managed to raise over £5000 and we are still awaiting further donations, we hope to send the raised monies to the chosen charities within the next two weeks.