I’m in tears! I made it, it wasn’t easy and I couldn’t stay for long, but my volunteers did wonders. A huge thank you to the Oaks Community Church, Eckington! They set up, helped on the day, they were just amazing. A huge thank you to Sharon, her support, encouragement & everything she has done, I could not have done this event. They gave us the room for free & they’d never even met me before. This church & community centre, at Eckington Friendship Hall have a passion to bring together a community & help everyone.
Hopefully you can watch my video here on Facebook Live introducing our stalls & volunteers. I had to spend the majority of the event laid up as I was too unwell but my amazing team can be seen in this video. Love you all!
My sister Rachael & my 2 daughters, have worked so hard in looking after me all week & setting up the physical side of the event today. Also a huge thanks to Christine, Tony, Dawn, Zena, Mick & Alex who came & helped out in the kitchen & baked & just generally supported this event. I feel so fortunate to have such amazing family & friends.
And all the stalls. Wow! Helens Trust is an amazing organisation which helped my mum when we nursed her in her final days at home. They helped her with equipment at home! They are so amazing.
I met the amazing Magic Magid – I got my selfie and my official photo! He spoke to every single person & took such time to listen to they thoughts, ideas & concerns. Amazing guy & just the coolest Lord Mayor Sheffield! Ever!
Another of my special stalls is Dragon’s Academy, or which we are all a part of as a family. They are amazing and provided great insight into what services they can offer.
Lee Rowley had so many appointments but was able to pop in at the end to chat to some of the stands and people!
We raised over £170 for SODIT
The rest is just pictures because I can’t do anything else. I’m so proud and I hope after 2.5 days in bed recovering this weekend, while my dad looks after my kids, I can appreciate what each of the organisations do & how many people could have met someone or found an organisation that could help & support them in their journey, whatever they are facing.
A full blog to follow next week when hopefully I’m fully fit. Today is the last day you can vote for me for the National Diversity Award for Positive Role Model, so if you have a minute please click here!
Thank you to every single stall!