The Caring Hands – some thanks are needed.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this happen:
The 3 Ward Councillors who contributed half of the costs from their community funds allocated by the council;
Neil at the Neighbourhood Team who got the Planning Permission approved at first submission;
All the children (and parents) who took the time to decorate stones for the project;
Nic Senior of Little Spark (property developer) for bringing her cement mixer and doing a lot of the donkey work;
Dawn Collinson of Dawn’s Beauty Rooms
for the fabulous nail art;
Emma and Katie our lovely Junior Rangers for their planting of the Crocus, and Emma for her poignant poem;
Caitlin for her bows and ribbon cutting.
Most important of all, our amazing volunteers, with Col in particular. He transformed an idea into reality.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
From the initial idea, to the planning, designing, preparatory work, titivating and finally- the finished article.
We are pleased and proud, on this the first anniversary of the first lockdown to announce that our Covid Memorial is finished.
We will having an official ‘launch’ once the lockdown has eased sufficiently.
It has been a great team effort and everyone involved is to be congratulated on this amazing memorial. We hope you like the finished article: Caring Hands.
It was lovely to see families picknicking in the sunshine. It’s what parks are for, everyone’s back garden.
Meanwhile our volunteers continue to work hard to keep the park looking nice so people can enjoy their picnics. All the paths have been swept, litter picking takes place daily, new plants put in and lots of other maintenance tasks are undertaken.
Our friends at the council have been in touch to update us on events booked in for this year (Pandemic permitting of course). One such event is Circus Starr, on 22nd June. This is what the circus is about:
“Put simply, we bring fun to you!
We believe in a world where anything is possible. We understand that attending mainstream events can be difﬁcult for children with additional needs or families in difﬁcult circumstances which is why we’ve created a tut-free zone; a show in which shouting out, dancing and jumping up and down are expected. At our circus, everyone is absolutely encouraged to let go of their worries, get involved, and be themselves.
What we do
We bring all the fun of the circus to children and families that may have found this difﬁcult in the past. We know that a circus is a family event that brings everyone closer, encourages creativity and allows people to become stronger and more able to face life’s challenges head on. We tour the UK bringing the very best in circus talent from around the world and stage 148 incredible, animal-free shows every year.
Who we do it for
Children with disabilities, families on low incomes, those facing challenges such as domestic violence, bereavement or who may be living with a life-limiting condition. Every child, whoever they are, is free to be themselves at a Circus Starr Show – shout with joy, move to the music or appear centre stage!”
Yippee! parkrun to recommence on Saturday 5th June. Can’t wait to see you all back in the park.