On Saturday 2nd June 2012 residents of the Old Oak estate with the local community came together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Albertina Dennis and Cathy Wright joined forces to organise the event with some help from the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Old Oak Housing Association and Old Oak Community & Children’s centre.
Karen Knight, a tenant living on the Old Oak estate remarked “The Jubilee is about celebration and so it’s a chance for the whole community to come together for what we trust and believe in. It’s been a brilliant day and everything has been organised well”.
Food and drinks were donated by local residents who were all invited.Freshly barbequed meats, burgers and vegetables were available to buy. Play equipment and games were provided for children throughout the day and a talent competition took place in the evening.
Christine Williams, a local resident “The organisation was great. Everyone coming and enjoying themselves has been absolutely beautiful. This is what community spirit is all about, what more can we want? The sun is out, everyone seems to be merry. God bless the Queen and us to be able to enjoy this”.