Maryvale needs your backing to get crafty

Get CraftyMaryvale Community Project has launched Get Crafty – a crowdfunding campaign to help them tackle isolation through creativity.

With your support, Maryvale wants to launch a weekly craft cafe for older people and adults with learning disabilities. The cafe will combine meeting, eating and creating.

The cafe will encourage people to learn new hobbies, or rekindle existing skills. In doing so, it will enable people to learn from each other by sharing their skills and knowledge. Activities could include baking, cake decorating, knitting, crocheting, working with fabrics, storytelling, singing, or dancing. 

Joy Dodd, Project Manager at Maryvale, said, “We want to help put the smile back on people’s faces and enjoy the process.” By taking part in creative activities, people can learn, express themselves, or simply feel the intrinsic joy of creativity.

However they need support to get the project off the ground. So Maryvale has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help them gain the crucial funding needed to make it a reality.

To support the campaign, and help them reach their goal, visit Get Crafty on Crowdfunder.


Based in the heart of Kingstanding, Maryvale Community Project supports older people and adults with learning disabilities by providing social opportunities and befriending services.

Learn more at: maryvalecommunityproject.org.uk

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