HNHA’s 50th Birthday Street Party

17 07 2019

What an AMAZING way to celebrate our 50th Birthday as an organisation.

Our Street Party at The Cuttings was unbelievably brilliant – we think it’s safe to say everyone had a fabulous afternoon of fun, games, great food, singing & live music!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the event, it wouldn’t have been a success without every single person who helped.

Firstly, to all of the staff who made the event a success. All staff and the committee who helped before, during and after the event. Many of those staff gave up their weekends to pull it off, and they did amazingly – thank you so much!

To Holbeck Elderly Aid in Leeds, Woodlands Church in Harrogate, Bhavik and Karen Harmer who loaned us their chairs and tables. Thank you so much, it’s not easy seating over 200 people in a 100m car park with minimum tables and chairs, you came to our rescue!

To Andrew Jones Mp (Harrogate & Knaresborough), thank you for spending your Saturday afternoon with us and getting to know who we are and what we do. We hope you enjoyed coming as much as we enjoyed having you – especially in the photo booth!

To David Addyman & Tony Barratt for bringing your vintage vehicles for us all to experience – they’re fabulous!

Andy Simpson from FASTSIGNS Leeds for producing and donating our 50th birthday banner! It looked incredible – and we highly recommend his services if you ever need anything similar.

New Park Primary Academy, thank you for lending us some staging for our fabulous entertainment!

To the Skipton Ukulele Club and Sarah Crawford-Evans for spectacularly entertaining us for the afternoon with live music! Our tenants and residents and their families thoroughly enjoyed getting up and dancing for you and us all.

To Emma Jane Beauty for glitter-ing us up for the afternoon.

Mr Cool ice-cream for your chilly treats – they came in handy and perfectly timed for the sun coming out!

Margaret Crawford for bringing all the vintage children’s games – it kept them entertained and out of mischief for the afternoon.

Lorraine Titchener for your artwork stall – they are beautiful! We can put you in touch if you’re looking for something a little different for your walls!

To Harrogate Railway Athletic F.C. for lending us your car park while ours was occupied! We couldn’t have accommodated 200+ people if you didn’t help us out. Thank you!

Finally, to everyone who donated tombola & raffle prizes and the cakes for the cake stall! We couldn’t run events like this without extremely generous donations, so thank you!

Apologies for the very long speech, but it was such an amazing afternoon and everyone who took part and came along deserves to be thanked!

Please, if we have missed you – let us know! We don’t want to have missed you out.

It was the perfect way to celebrate and kick off the summer!

#HNHA50

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