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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via the FunMeFit website.
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.
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.
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.
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