Platinum Jubilee celebration picnic in the Backhouse park
Funded by the Lottery Community Fund
The Queen Platinum Jubilee event was an amazing experience and offered a bunch of smiles!
On the 1st of June International Community organisation of Sunderland (ICOS) in partnership with the The Salvation Army, Reinvented with Love, Groundwork NE & Cumbria and Scouts had the pleasure to organise the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event in the Backhouse Park. More than 100 people enjoyed our event and participated in activities spending a wonderful afternoon with family and friends
It was a really great time, the weather was pretty nice and it allowed us to complete all our activities. Many families visited our event and brought their blankets to have a picnic together. We also had lots of refreshments and cakes for everyone In addition, we had free arts and crafts workshop for the children, donuts contest, badminton and a range of funny games that children really enjoyed and made unforgettable memories with their parents and their new friends that they meet at our Jubilee event.
Furthermore, Annie did a flag making workshop that children loved and they impressed us with their creativity. They made many flags and each of them was so special and different. On of the unexpected moments was the raffle. Our raffle had a lot of prizes for the kids and they were very excited about it. The raffle was really successful and we managed to raise a satisfactory amount.
Equally important to mention is that our collaborations played an important role and helped us make the Jubilee event even better, offering our guests the best experience we could. I want to thank them all and also the cooperation with them was very nice and enjoyable.
We cannot forget to say a huge thank you to our volunteers who from the beginning of our event were in the park to help and supported us with everything. We are very grateful that we had them.
So, to improve their experience, we conducted a survey in which they can share with us their comments and thoughts about their volunteering at ICOS. It is very important for our organisation to ensure that people enjoy what they do and have a good experience. We always try to make people’s experience better.
Also, we are very happy that we received such good feedback and some people spent time giving us an interview and participating in our video. We want to thank all the guests who visited us and spent this special day with us. We really appreciate it and we are very glad we made people’s faces happy!
The photos below are from the Jubilee event to remind us of the good vibes and unforgettable memories from the event.