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It's the Diamond Jubilee

posted 6 June 2012

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Hundreds of locals flocked to Cookham High Street on 4th June for the Diamond Jubilee Street Party. The town was a sea of union jacks and bunting, with both residents and visitors really embracing the occasion.

 “Today makes me feel very proud to be British and to be a Cookhamite,” said journalist and mother of two, Sarah Parfitt. “The organisers have done a fantastic job.”

Asif Farooqi, a BBC producer from Islamabad visiting Cookham for the day was very moved by all the celebrations: “Today feels like a big family having a huge picnic. People have been so friendly and welcoming – even complete strangers. It is such a great feeling. I have never experienced anything like this before. I have taken lots of pictures for my wife and children in Pakistan.”

Local restaurants provided some mouth-watering culinary delights and the forecourt of Barnside Motors was transformed into a stage for the afternoon. One of those entertaining toddlers and adults alike was Sima from Sima’s Action Kids with high-energy dances.

 “Today has been fantastic and I am so glad that I could be part of it,” said Sima. “ I am also relieved that the heavens haven’t opened! It’s been a very busy weekend for me. Yesterday I performed at Maidenhead Carnival to a soggy but very enthusiastic crowd. With the Olympics just around the corner, 2012 is definitely going to be a year to remember!”

“I wish my children could have been here to experience Sima’s entertainment and the stirring performance of God save our gracious Queen by the band, “ said Mr Farooqi. “It’s so lovely to see everyone having such a good time.”

Above photo with thanks to Asif Farooqi

Friday 1st June was the beginning of the Jubilee Celebrations and Herries made the most of it with their Jubilee Fete and Street Party. (click on photo for larger image).

With an MSc in Exercise and Health Behaviour specialising in children, Sima has been working in the health and fitness industry for 20 years. She regularly does classes and parties in the Maidenhead area and has just received a very special booking for the summer – her 5 year old daughter Chloe has asked her mummy to do her 6th birthday party!

For further information and interviews, please contact Sima on: 0795 699 3439

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