Community Buds launch workshops for the Queen’s Jubilee
A COMMUNITY group has received funding to deliver a series of workshops at Hawkshaw to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and beyond.
Community Buds has received community funding from the National Lottery to launch Blooming in Hawkshaw, a series of workshops helping residents celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne. The group, which aims to tackle social isolation and promote well-being, has previously conducted activities across the North West.
As one of the founders is based in Hawkshaw, the group is delighted to have secured funding to support their immediate locality.
Earlier in the year, the group held workshops that combined meditation and relaxation with craftsmanship, focusing on mind and body to help people overcome mental health issues.
These workshops, delivered in Hawkshaw, have faced ongoing challenges due to a lack of funding, but the recent award from the National Lottery Community Fund has allowed these workshops to continue.
Gabrielle O’Reilly, Co-Founder of Community Buds, said, “We are thrilled to have received this much needed funding, to enable us to continue our efforts to bring local people together and provide vital support to our communities.
“To be able to offer these workshops – which people can attend for free – alongside such an important national occasion is a privilege.”
Community Buds plans to use this funding to support other key local celebrations such as Hawkshaw in Bloom and the Hawkshaw Gala in July.
The workshops, open to all, will take place every week on Wednesday evening, with the contribution of all members of the community driving the topics covered.
Presented from Hawkshaw Methodist Church, the first sessions will cover making planters from pallets – teaching creative and DIY skills, as well as recycling and preserving our planet.
For more information about the group and these workshops, please email [email protected]