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Working together for safety, self care and support

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Hope you are all keeping safe & following Government guidelines to protect each other at the present time. It's so very important that we are looking after ourselves and observing self-care.  Here is an excellent list and info from Mind about wellbeing during Coronavirus. 
New artwork hot off the press!
Another lovely painting from Milena, our green spaces community worker. 
Please do send in your artwork - we will post our favourite one each week
Basis of Self-Care
Following from self-care tips published here few weeks ago, we have an excellent info sheet on how to promote self-care awareness, lifestyle and food consumption to feel better. Alex Laird, director of ‘Living Medicine’ and medical herbalist is sharing her knowledge with us, reminding us that small changes can make a big difference.
Open PDF file here!
Free concerts online
Montreux Jazz Festival shares 56 concerts from its archive free to watch online until 30 th April. Performances ranging from Nina Simone, Patty Smith, Lou Reed, Sade and Quincy Jones will surely bring a little bit of magic into your home, and make the staying in little easier to bear. Follow this link for more info:
Online nature and bushcraft course for children
Our very own locally based trek leader and bushcraft trainer Wendy Patton is running an online course for ages 7+, starting 27th April. Children will learn how to make a compass, how to grow food in a jar, make Antarctic explorer Shackleton’s Survival food and more. For more info please e-mail:   
Join our weekly online social - gardening is this week's theme

We hope you can join us for an hour on Thursday 30th  April 11am -12.  If you need help to join Zoom please email or contact 07957 534908.  Use this link to go direct to the social 
or sign in on your app:
 Meeting ID: 943 4187 6659. Password: 078826

Re-purposing old clothes
For those of you who do not shy away from a challenge, there is an excellent tutorial in how to make a reusable produce bag from an old T-shirt. It requires very little sewing which can be done by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine. Give it a go!
Financial telephone support from Money A & E

‘We are pleased to help fund Money A&E who are continuing to support our community with financial advice during this time of difficulty.  

The Money Coach service will continue to offer one-to-one (telephone only) support with money, debt and benefits. As our team are now working remotely, we are offering telephone appointments. Please call or email using the contact details below to book.

Rosie – 07936 005774. Jeredine – 07753 439551. 

Please be aware that demand for the service is unpredictable at this time, and wait times for an appointment are therefore uncertain. We are grateful for your patience and understanding.

Nature activities to try with kids at home

Woodland Trust has compiled simple and fun nature-based activities that you can do with the kids at home or in the park,to help them keep in touch with outdoors even if they can't go out.Please follow the link below:

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