All of us at Arts Together have been a bit headless for the past few months, setting up 3 new groups but we are progressing well. New members are joining thick and fast – a waiting list already. The one thing we are short of is volunteers, particularly in Trowbridge though we could do with another one in Corsham too. Could you possibly send the words below to any of your contacts, friends, family and ask them to send it on too? Someone somewhere is looking for just this opportunity and it may be someone you know.
Arts Together is a local charity for older people, especially those who have become frail and socially isolated. We provide high quality creative arts with professional artists, and the chance to make new friends and to live an enriched life. The key to the groups’ success is that none of the group members are ‘arty’ but all are willing to ‘have a go’. The result is a great deal of enjoyment and surprise.
We have been running groups in East Wiltshire for 15 years and are now bringing our services to 3 new areas; Bradford on Avon, Corsham and Trowbridge. The new groups will start at the beginning of May.
We are looking for committed individuals who would like to join our friendly team for 4 hours each week for 30 weeks a year to help run the group and support the members. You do not need to be arty but would have great social skills and be interested in older people and their lives. You will receive training, on-going support and ‘tea parties’, DBS checks, travel and other expenses, and a lot of fun. See our Web; www.artstogether.co.uk for a better idea of what we do. If you are interested or would like to know more please contact Karolyne on 01380 831434/ 07525 153425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org