Bringing Communities Together over the Jubilee Weekend
7th June 2022, 7:54 am
As the UK and Commonwealth countries celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, community groups right across Greater Manchester hosted creative and cultural activities to bring their communities together.
Forever Manchester was proud to award £262,398 of funding to support 31 community groups from the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, on behalf of Arts Council England. Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund ensured that thousands of people had the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting creative activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in. Forever Manchester also provided funding to help a further 157 community groups across Greater Manchester get together and connect with their neighbours and communities. Many groups hosted get togethers, street parties, picnics and garden parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; others held an afternoon tea in the park, a family treasure hunt, quizzes, music events, sports tournaments and much more.
As part of the celebrations, Manchester’s AO Arena hosted ‘The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party’ which was screened on ITV over the Jubilee weekend. Hosted by Jason Manford and Fleur East, this unique event offered audience members the chance to be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a show like no other. On the night, Manchester’s, Dame Sarah Storey, a multiple gold medalist in the Paralympic Games, presented Javeno McLean with the Forever Manchester Jubilee Community Hero Award for his inspirational work in his local community.
(Javeno McLean – 18 mins into the show)
Forever Manchester has always believed that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and love any activity that brings people together.
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