Working in the community and being part of The WI means I often meet or hear of different groups and people in my local community who are making a difference where we live.
From groups to individuals who go out of their way to support others, like the ladies who set up The Lunch Bunch. A social group for carers of dementia sufferers where they can go with their loved ones and socialise together providing support and respite for each other in an understanding environment. Set up from nothing with no funding just an idea and dedication yet transforming the lives of others.
There are people who go beyond the call of duty everyday and if you’ve ever wanted to highlight them and their efforts then this is the time to do it!
I saw the #PrideofBritain Summer of Pride Tour Mini’s in Liverpool
From 27th June to 12th July the Summer of Pride Tour with the colourful Pride of Britain mini’s are whizzing around the country stopping at TSB branches and calling on the public to nominate the people they believe should be up for a Pride of Britain award. Especially the TSB Community Partner Award recognising and celebrating all those local unsung heroes we know of who make amazing contributions to their local community.
I’ve nominated a community group in Runcorn Old Town Bloomers who have transformed this:
A scrap of land between the High Street and the Canal and turned it into a community garden and outdoor library.
Set up by Hazlehurst Artists who walk past this scrap of land everyday to their studio they have used their creativity to enhance the local environment for all. Recycling old everyday items into garden planters and sculptures.
The Old Town Bloomers invite and encourage people to meet up weekly and join in tending to the garden, helping create new features whilst socialising with each other over a cup of tea. People of all ages are welcome and it has become a talking point in the town.
Providing a place to sit quietly or fun with the children, young an old meeting and working together. This sums it up….
Fun for children too..
Their motto: Using art, gardening and creativity to make a difference
…..and they certainly are!
If you’d like to make a nomination about someone making a difference in you community your can do it here at #PrideOfBritain
Good luck to all entrants, you’re all fabulous.