With the official end of shielding on 1st August many vulnerable people in Cornwall are now facing incredible anxiety as they prepare to increase social interactions and spend more time outside in an area now full of summer visitors.
We wanted to do something to try to help people in this situation, so knowing how puppetry can be a great activity to focus and calm the mind, we have designed ‘mindful puppetry packs’. These online packs will be available to download for a suggested donation of £3.50, and will include mindfulness exercises using different kinds of objects and simple puppet-making ideas.
Thanks to funding from FEAST Cornwall‘s Re-Ignition 2 grant (https://feastcornwall.org), and their funders Arts Council England and Cornwall Council, we are able to create 50 physical packs (including craft materials) and offer these for free to those members of our community who would benefit from them the most. We are working with various community organisations to help us reach these people, but if you know anybody you feel would appreciate one of these packs, or work with vulnerable people who are anxious about stopping shielding, please do get in touch at email@example.com We are able to deliver in Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding area, but let us know if further afield and we can discuss delivery options.
Covid-19 safety: in line with precautions being taken by the retail sector, once sealed, all physical packs will be stored for 72 hours before delivery. We will undertake regular hand-washing and sanitisation of surfaces during the process of making up the packs.
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