Children’s Festive Party 2002
and sounds of laughter came from Verdon Recreation Centre as over
a hundred under 10s celebrated the first all-inclusive Children’s
Festive Party. Following entertainment by Professor Nuts, children
then ate an array of fresh fruit, sandwiches and hot food, prepared
by community food outlets from around Burngreave.
by DJ Chill-Out, the hour of 6pm marked the arrival of the stretch
limo. As the rain fell, the crowd ushered eagerly towards the door
to observe the arrival of Dr Abdul Shaif and Donovan Modest, who
both proudly stood in as the traditional children’s gift bearers.
A large orderly queue, closely monitored by staff, saw mothers and
children gathered in the rain to take turns at sitting inside the
long stretch limo, before moving back inside the Recreation Centre
to receive gifts.
Thanks to the
following organisations: financial support: BNDfC, Connexions, Sure
Start, BCAF, Social Services, North West PCT, South Yorkshire Police,
LEA Family Support, Sheffield Voluntary Action, All Saints Soccer
School, Burngreave Sports Network and Community Rec. Contributions:
Debenhams, WH Smith, Spirit Hill Wines, Glen Mill Carpets, The Star,
Burngreave Wine Shop and Problem Busters.
December over two hundred people from different ages and backgrounds
attended the Burngreave Problem Busters (BPB) held their end of
year Capacity Building Family Event in conjunction with their Annual
Christmas/Eid Present Giveaway.
If you would
like to receive confidential help or support, or to get involved
in BPB activities, contact Aisha Special K, 119 Brunswick Road S3
9LQ, tel: 0793 164 5822.
Busters would like to thank The Star newspaper for donating presents,
special thanks to Cheryl, Lilly and Judy; also Diane Gray of Marks
and Spencer, Anna Tobias of John Lewis, Burngreave New Deal for
Communities for funding this event and all the volunteers.