Easter Bonnet parade in Sheffield Village

Children in Mosborough took to the streets for an Easter bonnet parade organised by residents to unite their community.

By errol edwards
Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:11 pm

The sun shone down on the the parade which was held as part of a series of events to bring people together.

Sarah Cairns organised several events over the last year to unite the community and raise spirits during the pandemic.

She said: “Although we’ve been neighbours on the same street for years we’d never really spoken until lockdown.

“Over the last 12 months I’ve organised a couple of community events on our street to help raise spirits, including a VE Day party, Spooky Streets at Halloween and a Christmas Eve Jingle.”

Other events organised by Sarah and Rebecca Rhodes were a New Year’s Eve Toast and a community bulb planting event.

“Knowing the end of lockdown is in sight, we don’t want this to be the end of the new found community spirit on our estate.”

Children and their parents turned out in force for the parade, which was allowed under Covid rules.

“The Easter Bonnet Parade has been the most popular event and we had 20 children take part,” said Sarah.

We’ve done it on a shoe string with lots of neighbours donating eggs so the kids could have an Easter treat.”

The parade was well received lots of good feedback from local residents.

"We’ve had some really lovely comments from our neighbours who have enjoyed seeing children out having fun,” added Sarah.

“We hope that more neighbours take part in the next event we’re planning for the May bank holiday.”

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