The Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub is bringing our attention to World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme this year is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’.
Grants are available to deliver activities with food in the Summer holidays to children aged 5-16 with those in receipt of free school meals eligible for free. The HAPpy programme is supported by Hertfordshire County Council, funded by the Department for Education and coordinated by the Herts Sports Partnership. We are seeking to fund a diverse range of projects and enrichment activities which are attractive and engaging for all ages and abilities of school children and include physical activity and nutritious food. The fund is open to the voluntary sector, schools, youth clubs, statutory and private providers who can meet the charitable objectives of the programme. You can apply for grants to support the provision of activities for four hours a day, up to four days a week throughout a four week period during the school summer holiday ie up to 16 x four hour days between 26 July and 27
Cheryl Horton our Project Coordinator for the Love Welwyn Hatfield project has been busy organising litter picking groups in and around Welwyn Hatfield. Today is World Earth Day and we are celebrating all those around our world, working to care for our precious planet. Close to home, we say a big thank you to the 7th WGC Girl Guides for their litter picking efforts at MoneyHole Park this week. Young people, your actions change the world! If you would like to get involved in helping to keeping Welwyn and Hafield looking beautiful, we have litter picking kits ready to go! Email Cheryl E: email@example.com
We’d like to say a big thank you on behalf of our clients for this thoughtful and lovely donation of Easter Gifts organised by Angela Baker-Croft and her team at Waitrose in Welwyn Garden City. W Angela has been one of our volunteers since the 1st lockdown, supporting some of our clients with shopping, prescription collections and befriending. She has provided tremendous support to the organisation and extended this through her usual routine at Waitrose. We were blown away by their generosity and kindness. The gifts were delivered during the Easter weekend to our clients at the Welwyn Hatfield Community and Voluntary Service, some of the clients at Potential Kids and children doing great community service in the Borough; they were very surprised and delighted. The little litter pickers were doing an amazing job at tidying up Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. One of them even asked for a litter
Sport England’s funding programme – return to play, offers grants for sports group activities affected by COVID-19. Grants start from from £300 up to £10,000 to support various areas such as: Return to Play: Small Grants Return to Play: Community Asset Fund Return to Play: Active Together Tackling Inequalities Fund They said “Coronavirus has hit the sport and physical activity sector hard and we know things have been tough, so we’ve modified our funding streams to help people safely return to play and are targeting the places they’ll have the biggest impact”. To find out more information on the criteria and to apply, please visit: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds
New Volunteer Terry had his first shift at the large Vaccination centre at the Roche Pharmaceuticals Building in Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City last week. He was very keen to get started and dropped us a little message to let us know how it went. Terry said “It was extremely well organised; people were really please to be getting their jab and there were loads of thumbs up and smiles. Numbers were lower than hoped, but I am sure that will build up. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned. I have two sessions booked for next week and looking forward to it.” We’re glad his first day went smoothly and he is looking forward to the next. We thank him for his all of his support and think his colour coordination is spot on.
Our volunteers continue to work hard and help the community through the pandemic. Robin has been with us from the start and as well as shopping for those who are shielding he also helps us with other tasks.
Starting 8th March – Roadmap out of Lockdown Summery On Monday the government announced a new roadmap out of lockdown. Attached you’ll find Step 1 – 4 outlining whats to come Further details available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary
We would like to speak with any local South Asian food businesses who may be able to donate hot meals to a struggling community in Welwyn Hatfield. Please feel free to pass on this message. If you have a personal connection to a business owner; their help and yours is much appreciated.
Hertfordshire County Council have put together the Your Connected Life leaflet to help you keep active and in touch with useful services where you can receive extra support. Have a read and please share.