Burngreave Messenger


Issue 24 August 2002






Another Wonderful Day!
The sun shone on this years Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival.

Thank you once again

I would like to express my warm thanks to all the diverse peoples of Burngreave who made the fourth ‘Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival’ a huge success. It is a truly multicultural event where all cultures are equally valid. We can all be proud as we share and celebrate our diversity which makes me glad to live in Burngreave.

The festival celebrated over 10 different ethnic groups, local infant, junior and senior schools, after school clubs and young people’s groups, environmental groups, arts and circus groups, 7th day Adventists, Christian Churches/groups, Islamic groups, Interfaith, local community groups and health organisations, women’s groups, education and funding organisations and many more in 7 hours of mainstage entertainment, workshops and over 80 stalls.

Special thanks go to Lee Furness in his support as Manager of Green City Action for 7 years and to Dawn Jones and Tina Smith, also the Green City Action Management Committee who undertook many varied tasks from serving fair trade refreshments, health and safety inspection, managing stall holders to cleaning the toilets!

Thank you also to all the volunteers, especially the first aiders, BTCV litter pickers and site volunteers.

Thank you once again to everyone who took part and to our funders Burngreave New Deal for Communities, Sheffield City Council and Awards for All.

Panni Poh Yoke LOH,
Multicultural Events Co-ordinator for Green City Action


Young girl in fancy dress.
People enjoying the festival.