A big Thank You to North Somerset Council and Quartet Community Foundation for funding Create Together to make up and deliver 200 art and craft pack to people who live in the more rural areas of North Somerset, to people who are isolated or who have been shielding during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Helen Wheelock, from Create Together, said: “Its been fantastic to receive the funding and support from North Somerset Council and Quartet Community Foundation to provide the art packs. The art packs have included a wide variety of creative activities for people to get involved with and have been a way for people to feel connected in some way through lockdown’.
The feedback from people who have received an art pack has been extremely positive.
Christine, aged 64 said “I cannot thank you enough for dropping an art pack to my doorstep and chatting with me. Its full of lovely creative goodies and I cannot wait to get stuck in. Life has been somewhat lonely and recently I have been feeling very low, but to think that someone has gone out their way and spent time with me has really lifted my spirits, Thank you”.
It is proven that engaging in creative activities reduces stress and anxiety, it can help to increase self esteem and help to support mental health.