Junction Arts is the driving force behind annual local events such as Bolsover Lantern Parade and many creative arts workshops across Bolsover District.
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,” said Jane, Junction Arts Project Coordinator.
Starting on #GivingTuesday, from 12noon on 1 December 2020, can you help Junction Arts raise £4,000 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 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