Weʼre raising £1,000 to facilitate the running of" JG Graves Birthday Party" to celebrate his life and works in the city of Sheffield.
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We are celebrating the life and works of JG Graves by organising his Birthday Party in Graves Park which bears his name. He cared deeply about the people of Sheffield and he would want everyone to come along and enjoy themselves.
JG Graves was one of the major benefactors in Sheffield who started from humble beginnings. The business he set up eventually had an annual turnover of 1 million pounds per annum but he gave a lot of the profits to various causes. One of his major contributions was of £30 000 to build a library and art gallery which was completed in 1934. He also gifted money to enhance the buildings of Western Park Museum and purchased the land which has now become Graves Park which he donated to the City.
The JG Graves Birthday Party which is being planned aims to bring lots of people into Graves Park to experience activities that perhaps they would not otherwise do. Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Guide Dogs for the Blind are having a stall each and members of Sheffield Castle will also be there. Already in the Park we have Tennis, Pitch & Put and a Bowling Green which will be available on the day for everyone to enjoy. A Cricket Group is going to teach girls how to play the game. There will be other activities arranged as time goes on.
The money that we are hoping to raise will be spent on the following items:
Eight gazebos, a Brass Band, a Choir, a Dance Instructor and Food Providers. There may be other costs incurred as we make further arrangements.
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Jun 13, 2018
What a lovely idea to honour a man who gave so much to the city!Well done Diana for all the effort you have put in to organising this.
May 25, 2018
Good luck with the party!
May 20, 2018
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