Birley Ward Labour Party made a £100 donation towards library books at Charnock Hall Primary School in memory of George McDonald a Labour Party member who died in January 2016. George was an active member of the Labour Party and was a governor at the school (including Chair) for over 40 years. The school organised a trip to Waterstone’s and the children had a great time choosing a lovely selection of books. George loved going to school and cooking with the children and well as listening to them read. The books purchased in memory of George were on healthy eating, baking and cookery books. George was also a member of the congregation at St Peters Church on White Lane so they also chose a lovely bible story book. Other books selected were on on politics suitable for children, a book about kings and queens and some lovely story books. We are sure George would approve!
On Tuesday 15 November the Birley Ward Labour Party held a social event. This was an an informal evening giving members (new and old) an opportunity to meet over a few drinks and a chat and yes the bar was open!!!. There was also nibbles and home made mince pies thanks to Pat Emmingham our Social Secretary. The invitation was open to family, friends and neighbours and a very pleasant evening was had by all. We were joined by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield our very own Birley Ward Councillor Denise Fox. One new member that had recently joined the ward attended and we had another person joined the Labour Party on the night.
Thank you to all the supporters of Frecheville Library’s who made the Christmas Fayre on Saturday a huge success. Thank you to the people for putting on such a variety of stalls and of course a special thank you to all the members of the public for calling in and participating. The atmosphere was great. Councillor Karen McGowan and Councillor Denise Fox did a £50 draw which was won by Cheryl at Directors Cut on Frecheville. The Birley Ward Labour Party donated the £51.30 raised to Frecheville Library once again thank you to e4veryone for the support it is very much appreciated.
It was a great day lots of the residents came out and joined in the fun. The children loved the rides and there was a free bouncy castle. Activity Sheffield organised a penalty shoot out and the adults joined in too. The rain stopped play and we all thought the fun was going to end but it only lasted for five minutes and cleared up quickly then the sun came back out.
“It was great to see every one joining in and enjoying themselves” says one of the residents “the friends group have worked really hard to bring the community together”.
Councillor Denise Fox and Member Pat Emmingham organised the Birley Labour Party “hook a bag” stall with a free prize every time. The kids loved it and kept coming back for another go, it was great to see their faces light up when they won a toy and sweets.
The local supermarkets had donated fruit and the volunteers made fruit kebabs for everyone to try.
Local businesses had also been generous in donating raffle prizes which was most appreciated.