On Saturday 2nd June 2012 Birmingham Settlement’s Erdington shop held an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the shop being open and the Diamond Jubilee. The shop was heavily decorated for the occasion and customers were offered free tea and cakes while they shopped! We were very grateful for the contribution of local businesses, customers and volunteers who donated cakes and prizes, as well as helping to produce the decorations for the shop. There was also a celebration of the volunteers who have helped to run the shop over the years, with a display showing the names of all of the shop’s previous volunteers – a presentation of 25 roses was made to Barbara, the shop’s longest standing volunteer, who has been with us since the very beginning. There was also a raffle out the back of the shop to raise additional funds for the Settlement. Although the weather didn’t hold up for the entire day there was still a good turn out and the event was very enjoyable.
To see more photos of the event please visit our Flickr page.