LOCAL older people’s charity, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) have secured funding from Gripple Foundation to host a spectacular Jubilee celebration for the city’s older people.
In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. SCCCC will be celebrating this momentous occasion by inviting 150+ older people from across Sheffield to a special free event.
The guests will be treated to afternoon tea and live music in the stunning ballroom at Sheffield’s historic hotel, The Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria on Monday 13th June. The invites will be sent to care home residents, SCCCC service users and a number of special guests.
When Gripple Foundation heard about the work of SCCCC they wanted to get involved. Lesley Wainwright, chair of the Foundation said:
‘’We annually donate a percentage of our profits to charity, with our internal charities team meeting regularly to discuss fundraising events and nominate worthy causes to benefit from future funding. We like to help out wherever we can, often focusing our efforts on charities and other causes that are less publicised and sometimes overlooked. So when we heard about the event SCCCC wanted to put on to support isolated older people and celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we were only too happy to help.’’
Community Consultant, Kathy Markwick nurtures friendship lunches in venues across the city, and will be working closely with SCCCC to organise the event: She said:
“I am delighted to support SCCCC with their special event for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022. We are all extremely grateful to Hermann Beck, MD of the beautiful iconic Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, for supporting this very special event and to Gripple Foundation for generous sponsorship. We are all really looking forward to the event, as are our guests.”
Ericka Hill, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Officer at SCCCC said:
“We are so looking forward to celebrating this historical event with those who were there from the start of her reign. Our older generations have had a rough ride over the past few years, so to put on this event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with them will be so worthwhile. We couldn’t run the event without Gripple Foundation’s support.”
The event is invite-only but if you would like to know more about SCCCC please head to their website: www.scccc.co.uk.