Story: Lisa Harrison | Photos: Nicholaus Hall
Firshill Tenants and Residents Association raised hundreds of pounds for Children in Need on Friday 16th November at an event held at the Sheffield United Academy. The evening began with a variety of traditional ragtime songs by Sheffield Harmony Ladies’ Barbershop Choir, which the crowd really seemed to enjoy.
Next was a dance performance by Slovakian group “Little Star”, who danced to traditional music. Their sheer energy really seemed to lift the evening. Dinner was then served – pie and peas – and a raffle of tantalising prizes took place. Joyce Rason said:
“I’ve had a lovely evening. Watching the children dancing was marvellous.”
Betty Smalley added:
“It’s been a nice, old-fashioned night with lovely acts.”
Pauline West, Firshill TARA, helped to organise the fundraiser along with the other members. She said:
“It’s been a lovely mix, having the choir and the children. I’ve really enjoyed it, so much so that I wanted to join in with the choir, but I can’t sing a note!”
Firshill TARA thanked the Sheffield United Academy for use of the venue, the Ladies Choir for donating their £100 fee to Children in Need and Little Star for performing for free.
To see more photos of the evening's celebrations, check out our Firshill TARA fundraiser photo album.