Coffee Morning Fundraiser

Well, the coffee morning went ahead and I’m really pleased with how it all went. It was at The Grand Venue, Clitheroe. I asked friends and neighbours to bake cakes to sell and then folk who came could eat them and donate so that I can gather a pot of money to pay for art materials for my pilot workshops. These workshops are for vulnerable adults, specifically trauma survivors who have experienced sexual abuse. I want to offer the workshops to an organisation who already counsel such survivors and have a clinical team to support them. This idea of mine is gradually becoming real! I am also in the middle of my Artshealth dissertation at the University of Central Lancashire with this project at its centre. The work will go on way beyond the qualification, as it is so needed now more than ever. I wanted the community to gather round and support such vulnerable survivors through the coffee morning and they have! The coffee morning is primarily social which also chimes with so many aspects of my puppetry project. Here are some shots. The feel was calm and protective which was just what I wanted. Thanks to the Grand team led by Geraldine, and Kevin Roberts who made the video under my direction.