Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – June 2022

A number of our groups have really enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Darnall and Handsworth this June!

There were 2 celebration events at our On The Plot sessions at the allotment, for people with Dementia and their carers. As well as creating royalty-themed art work, at the first session, they talked about what they could remember about the Coronation and about the Silver Jubilee. And at the second, participants shared what they had seen of the weekend’s Jubilee celebrations, whilst enjoying a strawberry cream tea.

Another allotment event, for the whole community, was held at Darnall Allotment Project on Friday 3rd June. Over several hours, on a beautiful, sunny day, fifty people came along to the allotment to enjoy food and games together, whilst celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and exploring the community allotment space and everything that’s being grown there.

Finally, our Making Memories Dementia Cafe in Handsworth held their own Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea at St Mary’s Community Hub. Everyone joined in with fairground games like Hook a Duck and a coconut shy, as well as plenty of Union Jack themed fun – and of course, a royal afternoon tea! There was even live music, thanks to Donna Bell, a local vocalist from Handsworth.

We had some lovely feedback about all the events, including this email from 2 attendees at the Making Memories celebration:

Jo, I would just like to say thank you so much for the Jubilee celebration at St Mary’s community Hub. You made us feel so welcome. Such a pity mum was not up to coming. We will definitely be back in two weeks time. Please pass on my thanks to all your team for all there hard work it is very much appreciated. Thanks again for all you have done and continue to do.

Mum says thanks for the treats.

Dementia Cafe attendees