Many Hands Make Light Work

District Liaison Officer Jo Gouldson from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service with Sarah Brown from Made With Many

Many Hands Make Light Work

We’re working with lots of other Wellingborough organisations to deliver our ‘Greetings From…’ postcard project.

Made With Many are distributing 1000 Greetings From… activity packs to households in three areas of Wellingborough to help empower residents to have a voice by creatively recording how they feel about their neighbourhood on a postcard.

Volunteer with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service loading up Greetings From… packs as part of the distribution effort

With limited opportunities to get out and about this summer, and lots of people spending more time at home, Made With Many have teamed up with Community Watch to give residents of Hemmingwell, Kingsway and Queensway some free creative activities to do at home, along with some information from local community organisations to help keep people safe and well during lockdown.

The ‘Greetings From…’ packs have been assembled by Teamwork Trust and include lots of creative materials such as colouring pens, pencils, and papers as well as the competition entry postcards. Volunteers and staff from Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Places for People, Greatwell Homes, St Marks Church and Wellingborough Methodist Church have generously given time to help distribute packs along with the Made With Many team.

Anyone from age 0 to 99 living in Hemmingwell, Kingsway or Queensway can create a postcard for a chance to win one of fifteen £25 shopping vouchers.

Michael Phillips from Places for People helping distribute Greetings From… packs on Queensway

To get involved, you are invited to get creative with drawing, colouring, collage, writing, mind maps, poems or rap; to describe your neighbourhood or your favourite place, showing what keeps you safe, or what’s important to you and your community. All competition entries must be submitted before 10am on Monday 19th October, either by post to Made With Many or to local drop off points at Queensway Co-op, Kingsway Morrisons Daily, Service Six or Hemmingwell Community and Skills Centre, who are all kindly supporting the collection of competition entries.

After the fifteen winning entries have been selected by a panel made up of local community organisations, they will be enlarged and displayed in outdoor public spaces on the three estates later on this year.

Made With Many are delivering the ‘Greetings From…’ project in partnership with Lemon Pop Workshops, Community Watch, Support Northamptonshire and the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Greetings From… pack contents

Project Producer, Sarah Brown from Made With Many commented,

“As well as providing creative lockdown activities, this project aims to encourage residents to feed in their thoughts and feelings about what already makes them feel safe and happy about their area, to empower the community to take the lead on planning future work in the area.

Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, added:

“I’m happy to have been able to support this project, which I think is a really creative way to engage with local people in Wellingborough and find out more about how community safety and wellbeing can be supported. I hope many people seize this opportunity to take time to think about the area in which they live and come up with some brilliant, inspired designs for their postcards.”

For more information about this project and how to get involved please visit www.madewithmany.org/greetings

Many thanks to our wonderful helpers!

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