We had a great start to the new year in Grassmoor when around 25 children braved the cold to take part in some great sports and craft activities.
Participants were given ‘make it at home’ food bags. This was funded by the Healthy Activity Fund (HAF). Grassmoor Methodist Church continues to run a very popular food scheme twice a week. The cost is £1.50 for a bag of food. Through the HAF funding, around 180 food hampers were given out over the Christmas and New Year period. Just before Christmas, over 70 people attended a two man ‘A Christmas Carol’ performance at Grassmoor WMC which we put on for £2.50 per person, it was a fantastic show.
Rykneld Homes Community Involvement officer, Jessica Popplewell-Barker, said: “ It is amazing to see the community spirit in Grassmoor which has come together due to the hard work of the Big Local team which is mostly volunteers. It just shows what can be achieved.”
The group is looking for new volunteers. If you are interested please contact Jessica on 01246 217670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are so many opportunities for all ages such as Men in Sheds, chair-based exercise, children’s film club, food projects, events planning, parks and green space environmental projects.