Since moving back to Lancashire, Wishing Well has been keen to set up some new projects to support children and families in the Lancashire areas. This is one of our key priorities, as set out in our 5 year development plan.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wishing Well has set up a new project, with financial support from the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund & National Emergencies Trust. This work will support 30 families throughout June, July and August. The "Health Passports Project" involves providing families with fresh fruit and vegetables but in return the children need to participate in some learning activities relating to healthy eating and exercise. Find out more and register here.
Wishing Well hosted a international youth exchange through the "Youth In Action" programme. The international youth exchange, brought together 40 young people from Armenia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey and the UK to explore issues about poverty. The theme was "Poverty is Not History". The week long event involved daily workshops, community volunteering, cultural workshops as well as putting on a art exhibition exhibiting photographs from each of the participating countries with images of poverty.
In East Sussex, Wishing Well has been supporting Shinewater Lane Community Hub and Langney Wanderers youth football team, two small community based organisation in Eastbourne. We have helped to deliver community "fun days", healthy eating projects, provided first aid training and supported both organisations with writing risk assessments and manage their projects safely.