Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Guy Salmon Land Rover Wakefield Queens Jubilee Sandal Community Association
Sandall Diamond Jubilee held on 3/6/12 Guy Salmon Land Rover Wakefield
Guy Salmon Land Rover Wakefield teamed up with Sandall Community Association, for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration’s, where we displayed a couple of our Land Rover’s for people to view, and a whole lot of other activities. We also donated a couple of our Off Road Experience Vouchers to be raffled off. The Diamond Jubilee Celebration, was held at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club on Sunday 3rd June 2012 in order to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.
Sandal’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Event
Rain failed to stop play!
Well, what a day! Despite the non-stop rain, in true British spirit Sandal Community Association pressed ahead with the Jubilee Celebration at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club on Sunday, June 3. The many supporters who braved the weather moved indoors for the opening ceremony and for some of the activities, a number of which had been changed or cancelled due to health and safety risks.
With the help of Scouts and Guides, tents were erected on the playing field and exhibitors arrived to continue the show.
The Wakefield Scouts’ Amateur Radio enthusiasts came early to put up a mast to contact countries across the Commonwealth. During the event they made 1,024 contacts across the globe.
Handbell ringing teacher Margot Cutts worked with groups of old and young alike and the ringers struck the Queen’s Bells at 3pm to chime in with the national bell ringing.
Friends of Sandal Castle, the Hospice and Wolf (Wakefield Oncology Leukaemia Fund) shared space in a busy tent; other charities present included Riding for the Disabled and Heart Research. Manygates Arts Society had a beautiful exhibition of pictures of local landscapes, pets, children, flowers and animals.
Councillor Monica Graham thanked the organising committee and opened the event along with Allan Poyser, President of West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Elite Cheerleaders gave a rousing display in the function room to start the event but unfortunately this was their only performance because weather conditions outside made it unsafe for them. Later Knottingley Silver Band cheered everyone up, beating the dull grey weather.
The outdoor dog show was well attended despite the rain. Fourteen entrants received dog treats and prizes, with winners and runners-up certificates for seven fun categories, expertly judged by Val Carter.
The lucky prize draw saw winners get prizes donated by local business sponsors. These included Guy Salmon (two off-road experiences), Sandal BMW (£50 worth of London 2012 merchandise), Hoops a Daisy (champagne, chocolates and a matching watch and bracelet), West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club (12 months’ membership for a family of four) and Tesco Express (four bottles of wine and chocolates). Tesco also gave doughnuts and muffins for volunteers.
Alan Crabtree won the Jubilee quiz for a shopping voucher donated by Asda and wine given by Tesco.
Thanks go to Stafforce Recruitment, who sponsored the printing of souvenir programmes and provided high visibility waistcoats for car park attendants and volunteers.
St John Ambulance attended all day but fortunately their services were not called upon.
Our thanks go to the organising committee and their husbands, wives, families and friends who not only worked on the day but also turned up to participate in the events.
Despite all the rain it turned out to be a great day and Guy Salmon Land Rover Wakefield was proud to be apart of it.- Return to listings