Every year we choose 3 local charities to support, for 2017/18 we have chosen Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, City Arts and Make to Make. We put aside 50p from every booking made via our website's booking button, then at the end of the year we share the funds raised between the chosen charities. We feel it really important to support what is happening in our locality, and even more so organisations without much funding or backing from major groups but who are still doing their thing and doing it well! So we would like to introduce you to our first chosen charity..
"Make to Make provides free creative workshops to anyone who wants to learn new skills, meet new people, build confidence and have a nice time while you're at it! It is a community. Make to Make is a Community Interest Company which hopes to achieve three main goals..
1. Create positive experiences through the medium of creative workshops designed for enjoyment and the chance for individuals to learn new skills.
2. Support local people from all walks of life, local creative businesses and the local economy.
3. Do some good! Improve peoples skills, increase self confidence, facilitate ethical business practice, make creativity more accessible and promote learning and collaboration."
The enterprise held a free sewing school at Gedney Resource Centre over the summer, with the theme being cultural crafts and sharing the heritage of textiles and techniques. We met up with some of the group at their final get together (lots of tea and cake.. yum) and it was lovely! They have developed a great community with all age groups learning new skills and getting to know each other.
Make to Make's latest series of events is LEGO CLUB. Held every other Saturday starting from 02/09 at Rough Tradeuntil the 21/07/2018. Take on difeferent Lego challenges, make new friends and get creative. Butties and brews on sale to feed hungry minds and the sessions are FREE!