Junction Arts is the driving force behind annual local events such as the Tapton Lock Festival and the Bolsover Lantern Parade. Their events give people the opportunity to come together, to support one another and celebrate their communities. In a year of increased isolation and loneliness, Junction Arts has worked throughout with schools, care homes and community groups to bring the opportunity of conversation and friendship when people have needed it most.
“Now more than ever the arts have a crucial role to play in helping people’s health and wellbeing. Taking part in the arts activities with others is an opportunity to be social, escape reality, be creative, learn new skills, make new friends, feel part of a community.” Jane, Junction Arts Project Coordinator
Starting on #GivingTuesday, from 12noon on 1st December 2020, we are asking you to help Junction Arts raise £4000 through their Big Give Christmas Challenge. For one week only your donations could be doubled increasing your impact on those left most vulnerable this year.
Donations must be made using the website: https://bit.ly/2K11mLI during the week from 12noon Tuesday 1st December until 12noon Tuesday 8th December to have the donation doubled. This money will be invested back into our communities to bring hope and new opportunities into 2021.
Some examples of what your donations could mean:
- £10 pays for an at home family arts activity pack
- £50 pays for a remembrance session at a care home who have not seen their family
- £200 pays for an artist led online workshop and materials to a community group of isolating people
If you would like a reminder of when you can give, sign up here: https://junctionarts.org/the-big-give-2020/