Heal Earth

Heal Earth CIC launching in North West is building on the success of its very popular Women only Woodwork classes delivered last year by launching new Project Women Makers Fab Club ( 50+) in partnership with “Woodwork To Wellness” craft centre in Saltney.

Women Makers Fab Club is a Brightlife funded project to help reduce social isolation in people aged over 50 in Cheshire West and Chester.

The project will run till April 2019 and aims to reach out and engage older women particularly  in Lache and Blacon, but also from Chester and Cheshire West, who are isolated or experience feelings of loneliness. They may have experienced some form of significant “transition” in life; e.g. bereavement, surgery, sudden ill health, loss of job or accident and/ or are struggling with daily tasks. We would like to focus on supporting women in building their confidence and resilience whilst contributing to their overall health and wellbeing, helping them have new purpose or friendships and circles of support in community.

Women Makers Fab Club Open day for any women aged over 50 interested in taking part will take place on Monday  9h April 10am-3pm followed by regular free sessions planned to start on Mondays  from 16th April, operating weekly from then on, between 10am and 12.30pm.

Woodwork to Wellness and craft centre is located in the Unit 4b, Saltney Business Centre
High St, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SE.

It offers a very warm and inviting facility where women will be able to enjoy making crafts from wood such as wooden bird boxes, ornaments, small pieces of furniture and much, much more or they will be able to just pop along for a cup of tea and a biscuit to get out of the house and have a chat.

As part of the Women Makers projects we will be facilitating several outreach sessions in community over the life of the project, offering mindful creative crafts like pyrography, decoupage and even having a go at some power tools like scroll saws or drills. We are hoping to generate interest for the projects and recruit more club members and volunteers to help out reach more isolated women in community.

Women joining the Women Makers Fab Club sessions on Mondays will have a chance to explore other avenues of involvement and work on their specific projects longer term with support of the team of volunteers at Heal Earth CIC and delegates at Woodwork to Wellness venue. They will be opportunity for them to join as a shed member and attend with other groups and activities throughout the week if they wish to.

Director and Founder of Heal Earth CIC, Aleksandra Ola Rug announced:

“We are delighted we are given opportunity to engage, inspire and connect women in the environment where women can come together: to share experiences, harness their skills, draw on their resources, influence and hopefully bring about lasting change in their lives. There is an cultural assumption that women are copying better with feeling of loneliness, we found upon meeting for example women who are carers to loved ones or family members, women can become very isolated and stressed out. We met a lot of women who lived with ongoing metal health challenges and become very isolated from their family members and friends due to feeling of shame and inadequacy.

At Heal Earth we believe supporting women who are older and vulnerable absolutely pivotal to address in order to help them with their essential needs, skills, identify network of friends, new relationships they can bring to their life to feel less lonely and more resilient.

We would like to thank the Brightlife for their support with making this development possible.”

Those interested in attending the Women Makers Open day on Monday 9th April please just turn up any time during the day, for tose who can’t attend but would like to  register your interest to attend the club, please contact Heal Earth Project Coordinator Ola Rug on 07501323837 or email healearthuk@gmail.com; www.healearth.co.uk

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