Pilot quilt made by Liz, our Vice Chair and "modelled" by Keith, one of our longstanding centre volunteers.
Coming soon - an exciting new project making "fiddle quilts" for people with Dementia
Sadly, we've had to press pause on the roll out of this project due to the Coronavirus crisis. However, we are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Lewisham Council's Neighbourhood Community Development Partnership to take it forward.
Fiddle quilts are great for people with dementia and we will using up materials that have been donated to the Apple Tree Shop as well as training local volunteers in sewing and crafting skills.
We are working with local partners including All4Mind, Ageing Well in Lewisham and the Positive Ageing Council to promote awareness of these quilts that can help many people living with dementia.
The idea of the project has really taken off and the idea of reusing old things rather than buying new has already taken on a new life of its own, with local people donating old sewing machines as well as materials that we can use to make the quilts.
Watch this space for more information will follow soon.
Handcrank sewing machine, made in the Clydebank Singer Factory in 1897, kindly donated to the project by Des.
With Lewisham to become the London Borough of Culture in 2022, it is good to know that our local community is brimming with talent. Meet Robert, one of the Healthy Walk leaders, one of the local people who takes a group to Forster Memorial Park on Tuesday mornings. Robert is a keen music producer. You can listen to his soundcloud here.
Robert tells us why he likes being part of our Healthy Walking Group.
"I like being part of the group because it is good for my mental health and good for my physical health."
The Tuesday morning Healthy Walk to Forster Memorial Park leaves from Goldsmiths Community Centre at 10.30 am and returns to the Apple Tree Cafe for a snack and a chat. It is part of the Lewisham Healthy Walks programme, overseen by Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency (GCDA) and will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are interested in joining contact the Community Development Worker for more information.
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Posts by the Goldsmiths Community Development Worker, updating on activity in the centre and local communities.