Our summer gala for 2021 was fantastic. We started the day at 12:00 PM, when the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, gave us a visit. We are so lucky to have the support we do from Leeds City Council and the Inner South Community Committee. The funding we received meant that we could cater for all members of our community in terms of entertainment, food and activities.
By 1:00 o’clock, we had hundreds of people gathering in our outdoor area, to get involved in our fun packed event. Hunslet Club dancers, gymnasts, boxers and majorette solitaires provided breath taking performances to wow the crowds. The talented young people in our community definitely displayed their expertise to over 1,500 people all together. It was a great opportunity to show everyone the amazing individuals and groups we train here at the club.
Our other attractions and activities included rides, bouncy castles and other inflatables, along side a wide range of stalls, provided by different members of our community. We also had a range of different foods as well as a bar, slush machine, candy floss and ice cream. The atmosphere was everything we wanted it to be, and our community came together like never before. We saw generations of Hunslet Club members young and old, enjoying their Saturday together and embracing the family fun.
This annual event is essential as it continues to grow every year and never fails to bring us all together for an overwhelmingly positive reason. We want to thank not only the institutions who provided our funding, but everyone who came out and made the day so special including visitors, staff, volunteers and attendees for ensuring we had the best experience possible.