Towner Winter Community Appeal

Posted on 11/11/2020

Please help us provide more creative activities for those suffering the greatest hardship and isolation this winter

During the spring and early summer lockdown, we distributed over 1000 free packs of creative activities and art materials to families and individuals in Eastbourne and Seaford.

Many of you generously supported this project, helping to improve life in lockdown for many people, including young carers like Kacey who cares for a family member. Thanks to you and our amazing partners, Eastbourne Food Bank, Community Stuff, the Association of Carers, Holding Space, 3VA, Brighton Women’s Refuge (in Eastbourne), Eastbourne Networx supporting refugees/asylum during this difficult time.

Young carer, Kacey Cornford

‘Families whose children would normally receive free school meals received Towner’s activity packs in their food parcels which meant 54 children had help with their homeschooling. A further 49 children received the packs via The Cabin’s art and youth clubs. I am passing on everyone’s appreciation and thanks, they brought a smile in these difficult times.’  –  Jill Murphy, Waves Family Worker (Seaford)

Let’s share the benefits of the great outdoors with others

As we enter a second lockdown, we are designing and distributing a new series of activity packs that will make life a little better for the most vulnerable families in Eastbourne and Seaford. Each pack will include four editions of different activities that encourage people to step outside and find natural materials to create and make.

Working with Shinewater Primary School, Willingdon Trees Community Centre in Hampden Park, and Waves in Seaford, families and households will receive the packs that aim to inspire imagination and creativity and develop design and making skills.

We all know that being outdoors brings many health benefits and reduces anxiety and depression, so please help us encourage people to get creative and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thank you.

 

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