I joined the More In Common Batley and Spen volunteer group for the Batley Iftar event in 2019 after attending my first communal Iftar the previous year Continue reading “Hafeezah’s story: Faith, traditions and skills – How community groups can celebrate and weave people together”
Chatting with a small group of neighbours, we discussed how to get to know more people locally. We also wanted to keep Jo Cox’s legacy alive so decided to do a Great Get Together event back in 2017. We met outdoors with food, drink, music, games and children’s activities. Continue reading “Lorna’s story: Creating space for people and nature”
If I told you that receiving a jar of flowers with her shopping inspired a lady to get out her brushes and begin painting again, I think you’d be hard pressed to believe it. But that happened. A small act of kindness for someone who was feeling alone and unmotivated during the pandemic, was a reminder that she’s not forgotten and that somebody out here cares.
During the first lockdown, I joined a community Facebook page and I (like others) sent recipes in so that everyone could try something new. Mine was for Seaside doughnuts. Continue reading “Isaac’s story: Recipes for humanity”
Early in lockdown the charity where I worked were contacted by a care home, who were looking for ways to alleviate some of the isolation and loneliness faced by many of their residents who were unable to meet their friends and family. Together with the care home, we came up with the idea of letter writing and shortly afterwards Give…a few words was born.