Last weekend, the streets were alive with the sound of parties as people got together to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and Simple Life neighbourhoods were no different.
To support residents getting in the community spirit for her Majesty last weekend, we were thrilled to offer a voucher of £200 per development to contribute to festivities. A total of five sites were given donations that went towards food, drink, decorations and mementos for children.
Residents at Prince’s Garden gathered for a Sheffield shindig as party organiser Liam told us; “Thanks to your donation we were able to obtain toys for the children, play a game or two of Bingo for the adults and the rest of the money towards food and drink.”
Meanwhile up the road in Normanton, households were similarly getting the in the party mood and enjoyed a bash to toast the Queen. Michael at Ashfield Park said – “The street party went amazing! We had around 15-20 people attend and the day and night went so smoothly! The £200 definitely helped and we were so grateful for the vouchers!”
Whereas down in Crewe; Coppenhall Place were feeling positively jubilant as they congregated for merriments that included fancy dress, cuisine from around the world and a Royal Scavenger hunt:
Organiser Lyndsey said– “Our event was on the Saturday and we had a fantastic turnout, over 40 houses attended. The weather stayed dry for us. Neighbours brought food for each other so we had food from Poland, Hong Kong, India, Ukraine, Germany as well as the traditional smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scones, cream and jam, a BBQ and so much more.
“We used the contribution for the bunting, balloons, the BBQ and for the children’s Royal Scavenger Hunt prizes. They were gold crowns, bubbles, street chalk and a special limited edition Platinum Jubilee Cadbury’s chocolate bar. Children had to find photos of 10 members of the Royal family hidden around the estate. One Simple Life resident made a homemade gift for each house. My four-month-old son Henry went dressed as a Queen’s Guard, but most importantly, neighbours made connections and got to know each other. So many people attending said they enjoyed it and want to make meeting up a regular occurrence. We are already planning a summer BBQ, baby play date and a Halloween party.”
Other developments to benefit included Queen Victoria Place, Blackburn and Belmont Place, Hindley Green.
Over in London, we teamed up with L&Q to deliver Beam Park residents a street party to remember, complete with face painting, egg and sack races, drinks and of course lots of cake!
A huge well done to those that worked hard to create these fabulous events, we were delighted to help bring our communities together to celebrate this milestone.