Sheffield friends groups team up with Lord Mayor for fundraising event

Two friends groups have teamed up with the Lord Mayor for a fun day and market to raise money for local causes.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:27 pm

The Friends of Birley Spa, who look after a Grade II-listed Victorian bath house and grounds, and the Friends of Hi5’s, who support young people with learning disabilities, are hosting a free entry event in Hackenthorpe next month.

The fun day and market will include stalls, inflatables, entertainment, food, ice cream and more with money going towards the two group’s causes.

Fiona Milne, of the Friends of Birley Spa, said: “This is an important step forward for us as a group and an acknowledgement that we are not going away.

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The friends group.
The friends group.

“The Lodge is a wonderful resource for young people with special needs. Friends of Birley Spa are here to improve the wellbeing of our community through restoration of the bath house and grounds. Together our groups can make a real difference, we anticipate this will be the first collaboration of many.

“People can come along, have a great time and support good local causes.”

It was organised with Lord Mayor Gail Smith, who chose the Friends of Hi5’s as one of her three charities to support during her time in the role.

It will take place on Saturday, July 17 from 10.30am to 4pm at The Lodge, Church Lane, Hackenthorpe (S12 4AN). There will be car parking in the field at a cost of £1.