Over 5000 people turned out at the biggest Street Party Lancashire has ever seen.
Glorious sunshine, exotic foods and a whole host of fun activities for children were on show on at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee party held on Victoria Street, Blackburn.
The event held on Monday June 4 was organised by the Shear Brow Community Association in partnership with One Voice and was supported by the Whalley Range Bazaar. The team at Fly Entertainment donated their services for the day.
Volunteers organised the event and private sponsors made donations to the day.
A free children’s giant slide and bouncy castle was made possible by a kind donation from Tauheedul Islam Girls’ School. Over 2000 children used these rides! The bunting was donated by Al-Hayat Centre.
The event was opened by former councillor Akhtar Hussain who said he was honoured to be at sucha popular event.
Sabbir Mohmed, Chair of Shear Brow CA said, "After weeks of planning and organising, we pulled off one of the most spectacular Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the UK to mark the Queen's 60 year reign.
“The Asian community came out in their thousands, many of whom were draped in Union Jacks in true patriotic style. This was cohesion at its best.
“I am proud to be involved with SBCA, and would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the planning, organising and execution of a very peaceful and friendly event.”
Cllr Suleman Khonat said, “As a local Councillor for the Shear Brow ward I am very pleased that I took the initiative to arrange the Golden Jubilee Celebration which allowed the community to become part of a get together for all the Communities.
“The beauty of the success is that many residents who attended are now asking to have a party at other festivals too.”
Asif Mahmud of One Voice said, “Our thanks go to all the volunteers for their assistance on the day. I think we were all surprised with the level of turn out.” A total of £568.86 was raised through buckets for the East Lancashire Hospice. Fundraising Manager, Sharon Crymble said, “We are thrilled to be receiving such a generous donation and on behalf of the patients of East Lancashire Hospice, I would like to thank all who were involved in making the day a great success and to all who donated on the day.’