29 Nov 2021

Foundation support Powerday at the Lord Mayors Show

The participants from one of the London Irish Foundations projects "Beat the Street"  assisted in walking the Powerday float at the Lord Mayor’s Parade at the weekend. A giant inflatable rugby player and ball made a big impact with the crowds through the streets of the Capital.  

The annual City of London event saw crowds line the streets on Saturday (13th November) as over 100 military bands, corporate floats and hundreds of horses accompanied the Lord Mayor’s coach from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice. The Lord Mayor’s Show has run for over 800 years; as well as the three-mile long procession through the City was a festival including funfairs, food stalls, art exhibitions and live entertainment.

Powerday’s float showcased their work through the Powerday Foundation. A giant inflatable rugby player was held aloft by volunteers from Powerday Hooks and Islington amateur boxing clubs, London Irish Foundation and London Irish Amateur Rugby Football Club.

Mick Crossan, Chairman, Powerday says: “Supporting our local community is core to who we are at Powerday and this was a great opportunity to showcase that, and to team up with London Irish to promote the great work of both Powerday Foundation and London Irish Foundation.  I’d like to thank everyone who helped make our float such a success - particularly the volunteers supporting our inflatable and our skip lorry drivers, Laidislav and Adilson, without whom our float would not have been possible.“

Joseph Pegg, Foundation Manager, London Irish Foundation says: “It was a fantastic opportunity for the London Irish Foundation to support Powerday in the Lord Mayor’s Parade. We were able to bring along some of our service users who walked alongside the float and had a great time. To walk through London and see so many happy faces was a wonderful experience for all.”

 

Louis one of the "Beat the Street" participants said, "Great day shared with the london Irish Foundation and Powerday, it really helped me with my confidence, the whole group experienced new tasks, everyone enjoyed themselves, I am so grateful to have been a part of the show, fantastic experience, thank you to everyone".
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