Crosspool Festival raises over £1,400 for Ryegate Children’s Centre

Frances Eccleston, the Priest in Charge at St. Columba's and Eileen Kehoe present the cheque to Dave Threlfall, Head of Therapies at Ryegate
Frances Eccleston, the Priest in Charge at St. Columba’s and Eileen Kehoe present the cheque to Dave Threlfall, Head of Therapies at Ryegate

Members of the Crosspool Festival Committee have handed over a cheque for £1413.50 to Ryegate Children’s Centre.

The money was raised during this year’s festival and will be used to transform the parents’ room at the centre from a drab and unattractive space into somewhere that is warm, bright and child-friendly.

Frances Eccleston, Priest in Charge at St. Columba’s, and Eileen Kehoe presented the cheque to Dave Threlfall, Head of Therapies at Ryegate last week.

A big thankyou to everyone in Crosspool who supported the festival and helped fundraise this impressive sum.

FunMeFit charity fun day on 16 September at Hallam FC

A Crosspool-based fitness initiative will be holding a free, charity health and fun day on Sunday 16 September from 12-4pm at Hallam football club on Sandygate Road.

The event is being held to promote healthy living in the community and raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. There’ll be activities such as football and other sports to get involved with, a healthy BBQ with lots of great ideas for a more nutritional grill, stalls from various health-related traders and a raffle, bouncy castle and games. Smoothies and drinks will be available from the new Hallam clubhouse.

Former Tapton pupil Kate Hill is organising the fun day
Former Tapton pupil Kate Hill is organising the fun day

Former Tapton pupil Kate Hill is organising the fun day as part of her FunMeFit initiative. FunMeFit is a central hub for local sports clubs, activity groups and larger organisations to list details about what they’re doing so that families in Sheffield and further afield can choose what activity to try next and get active.

Kate recently moved back to Crosspool after a decade living in other areas of Sheffield. She said: “We’re a family trying to help other families feel like part of a community with support and resources to get healthy and find fun activities to take part in. I organised this free event to make more people aware of what we’re trying to do and to raise money for a very worthy cause. Whatever the weather, there will be lots going on.”

Kate is also looking for any local businesses to support the fun day, for example through raffle prizes or healthy BBQ food. You can get in touch with her using kate@funmefit.com or via the FunMeFit website.

FunMeFit charity fun day – 16 September 2012

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Video: Crosspool butcher gets his legs waxed in the precinct

Crosspool butcher Philip James had his legs waxed outside his shop this morning to raise money for children with type one diabetes.

Local residents queued up to sponsor Philip in return for the opportunity to remove a wax strip from his legs.

Crosspool butcher Philip James getting his legs waxed for charity
Crosspool butcher Philip James getting his legs waxed for charity

Over £8,000 has been raised so far with the help of the Crosspool community. You can donate money to the cause by visiting virginmoneygiving.com/team/supportingchildrenwithtype1diabetes.

No one is sure what causes type one diabetes, but a virus that mainly affects children is believed to be the most likely cause and Crosspool community has been very supportive in raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Find out more about type one diabetes and the ongoing fundraising at www.kidswithtod.blogspot.co.uk.

Crosspool butcher Philip James to wax legs as part of community fundraising efforts

Crosspool butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed to raise money!
Crosspool butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed to raise money. Picture: Postcode Gazette

From fun runs to leg waxing, the Crosspool community is coming together to help raise money for children with type one diabetes.

On Sunday 27 May 2012, 33 children from Crosspool schools Lydgate Infant, Lydgate Junior and Tapton – along with children from Waterthorpe Primary and Sheffield High School – are running the 3K fun run in support of children with type one diabetes.

Further to the support received from the local schools, local butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed on Saturday 30 June 2012 at 12pm outside his shop on Sandygate Road – anyone wishing to pay for a wax strip is welcome to sponsor him!

In addition to this, Top to Toe Beauticians on Sandygate Road has raised £424 by organising a raffle. Gym Plus in Crookes and The Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon on Glossop Road are also supporting fundraising efforts.

No one is sure what causes type one diabetes, but a virus that mainly affects children is believed to be the most likely cause and Crosspool community has been immensely supportive in raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Local children taking part in the fun run have their own logo, ‘ToD’, which will be advertised on their running t-shirts, so look out for them on the day and give them a cheer.

If you wish to discover more about type one diabetes and the ongoing fundraising you can visit the blog at www.kidswithtod.blogspot.co.uk.

Runners from Lydgate Infants School with headmaster Mr Bromage
Runners from Lydgate Infants School with headmaster Mr Bromage

Sheffield students hitch hike through Crosspool

Sheffield students hitch hiking through Crosspool yesterday
Sheffield students hitch hiking through Crosspool yesterday

You might have seen people dressed up and hitching for lifts yesterday in Crosspool.

It was students from the University of Sheffield, who were raising money for charity by hitching lifts all the way to Glasgow. Their route took them via Manchester Road.

Care in Crosspool celebrates 25 years

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba's church, Crosspool - venue for the Care in Crosspool 25th anniversary

Care in Crosspool has been helping the vulnerable and isolated in the community for 25 years.

You’re invited to help celebrate this at a social afternoon of tea, coffee and cakes at St Columba’s Church Hall from 2pm-3.30pm on Tuesday 8 November 2011.

If you have concerns about a vulnerable or isolated person, please don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth at the Care in Crosspool office, located at the back of St Columba’s Church and open Monday-Friday 9.45-11.15am.

You can also get in touch on 0114 267 0045.

Soup Run funds raised by Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition

The first exhibition of artists living in or strongly connected to Crosspool took place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival. It brought together professionals and amateurs at the week-long show at St Columba’s Church.

The lovely light venue was excellent and the generosity of those who attended raised more than £220 for the Soup Run*. Those who didn’t come missed a treat! Judith Hanson

*The Soup Run distributes food to the homeless in town and is orgainised by St Columba’s and Stephen Hill churches

Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition
Crosspool Festival Art Exhibition

Local gardens open up for festival – video and photos

Saturday’s Open Gardens event once again saw proud local residents open up their private gardens to the public to raise money for charities.

Green-fingered locals showed off their plants, flowers, vegetables and garden displays and served tea and cake to visitors. Nine gardens were available to look around this year.

You can see some photos below from some of the gardens – and watch a video showing the model railway installed in Dave Mason’s Den Bank Close back garden.

Crosspool Tavern charity car wash with free food

Posters have gone up in the Crosspool Tavern advertising their upcoming charity car wash in aid of Weston Park Hospital.

Pay £5 to get your car washed and get a free breakfast before 11am or free carvery 11am-12pm. It takes place on Saturday 2 July, from 9am-12pm.

Crosspool Tavern
Pay to get your car washed and get free food at Crosspool Tavern

Download the Summer 2011 Crosspool Clarion now

The new edition of the Crosspool Clarion is going to press and will soon be falling on the doormats of all Crosspool households.

Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011
Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

The latest issue includes:

  • HGV Sat Navs
  • New local Councillor
  • Tapton Academy
  • Pupil wins award
  • Lydgate Lane closure
  • Centenary Walk
  • Spring Clean
  • Hallam FC anniversary match
  • Mobile Library Service Cut
  • Royal Wedding Street Parties in Crosspool
  • Computer Course
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Open Meeting Minutes

Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

Some back issues of past editions of the Crosspool Clarion are also available to download.

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If you are a local business then you may wish to consider advertising in the Clarion. It is a great way to reach over local households. Contact Clarion editor Ian Hague for more information.

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