Community comes together for Dearne Valley coronation celebrations

A COMMUNITY hub was packed all day for a coronation celebration, according to the delighted event organiser.
Donna Bennett, Karen Bailey and Sarah White at Mexborugh Community Hub.Donna Bennett, Karen Bailey and Sarah White at Mexborugh Community Hub.
Donna Bennett, Karen Bailey and Sarah White at Mexborugh Community Hub.

Donna Bennett oversaw the busy get-together at Mexborough Community Hub, which was decorated with bunting, a vintage maypole, rocking horse and trike from the town’s Park Road School.

Free sandwiches were on offer thanks to “kitchen tornado” Karen Bailey, as well as scones from helpers Naeela Baksh and Rosemary Wilson and drinks supplied by Food Aware.

Activities on offer included henna tattoos, magic, a coronation quiz and competitions, including a tombola run by the Brownies.

Donna said: “It was organised by myself, Sarah White and Jackie Stott who are our events committee.  

“Donations from the public, who despite the weather came and supported the event wholeheartedly, were very generous and we raised £167 on the day, which was split equally between Aspire Charity, who put on a coffee morning on the last Friday of every month at the Dog Daisy Community Centre, and Mexborough Community Hub funds, which will be put back into creating further events.  

“It was an amazing day and we look forward to our next event, which will be August bank holiday Monday.”

MP John Healey backed coronation celebrations in Wath with a visit to Broad Horizons Day Care in Wath as residents prepared for the big day with a craft session where they made paper crowns.

Mr Healey said: “The group are often out on day trips, learning new skills or making crafts.

"It was great to meet everybody at Broad Horizons and see how much everyone enjoyed their time with the group.”