Busting boredom during lockdown

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A recent grant will help families in South Ward keep the children entertained during lockdown.

150 Boredom Buster Craft Activity Packs are being delivered directly to families in the South Weston area who are currently self-isolating.

Community Scrapstore North Somerset have been awarded £4,680 through the Coronavirus 2020 Response Fund run by Quartet Community Foundation.

This funding will help to pay for volunteer time, pack resources and cover membership costs. It will also contribute to the Scrapstore’s running costs for two months while they are closed to the public as a result of Coronavirus.

Janine Starr, Chair of Trustees from Community Scrapstore North Somerset said: “Since the Coronavirus outbreak, we have been contacted by a number of local organisations asking for resources to help local families who are self-isolating. The Quartet funding has enabled us to create and distribute activity packs to the most vulnerable families in our local area with each pack containing a range of creative materials donated by local businesses that would otherwise have gone to landfill. By including a one year Scrapstore membership we are also giving these families the opportunity to continue accessing low cost art/craft materials for the foreseeable future”.

Families are encouraged to share their work through the Scrapstore’s social media.