Thanks to the support and generosity of Asda shoppers and the local Community Champion, Hand In Hand Activities CIC has received funding to deliver two different projects to bring the community back together.

Alison Watson-Shields, Director, said, “Thanks to regular consultations with the public and our service users throughout the COVID lockdowns and restrictions, we were engaged in conversations about opportunities to get back together when it was deemed safe to do so. Many people took up new hobbies during the lockdowns. Myself, I started dabbling with resin to create ornaments and artwork. Sharing the creations on social media led to lengthy conversations with people about the need for creative outlets and many were keen to explore working with resin to create something. When I found out about the opportunity for funding from the Asda Foundation, it was really easy to identify what the funding would be spent on.”

The donation from Asda Foundation has funded the purchase of a variety of equipment required to create resin crafts. The donation is also funding a ‘Musical Memories Afternoon Tea’ event on Thursday 30th September at The Institute, Grays Road, Grangefield. The event starts at 12noon and will serve a mixed sweet and savoury afternoon tea while guests enjoy a piano accompaniment by the talented Trish McLean, who can usually be found leading the Musical Memories Singing Circle on a Wednesday morning.

For more information on dates and times for resin workshops or to buy tickets for the Afternoon Tea event, book on the website or get in touch using the contact form.