Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Ritson and Asbridge Spring Clean

Yesterday was a very busy day for GTDT and our partners, Alt Housing, Prima Housing, LCC Recycling Team, Bulky Bob's and the LCC Street Scene Team, as we headed out with residents from Ritson and Asbridge Street to kick start spring with a good clean out.

The team from Bulky Bob's came down to collect any unwanted furniture. They even helped to transport rubbish to the skips that had been provided by Alt Housing and Prima Housing. They helped people to clear out furniture that would of other wise gone to the skip. Some of it even found a new home there and then. A new resident who's just moved to the area with her baby, took home with her a dining table and chairs, two sofa's, a corner cabinet, a coffee table and a wardrobe! Just goes to show that one person's rubbish truly is another one's treasure! 

Meanwhile our volunteers where working hard to clean up the streets. Some where extra thorough making sure they didn't leave anything behind. One of our residents even went out to help the bin collectors clear the alleys! 

Then at the end of the day we all sat down together to dry off and to enjoy a hot drink and a piece of cake! This was a great opportunity for residents, council workers and housing officers to get to know one another and learn from each other.
In the end in spite of the wet weather we all ended the day with smiles and a great sense of achievement! There was even talk of when to do the next event...So watch this space.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Easter at GTDT

We have had an "eggcellent"  time over the last couple of weeks. The weather hasn't been great but we have all enjoyed ourselves and we had plenty of activities to keep us busy.
We decorated cakes and had competitions galore, We did puppet making out of cardboard plates and my favourite we got to meet Alby the Albatross through our storytelling session with Colin who is a local writer.
We also held our first family breakfast at St Bedes which was  great fun and it is something we will be doing again next half term.
If you would like you child to join us for next half term then pop down to the office and fill out a registration form ( 8-12 year olds)
We also have volunteering opportunities for our kids clubs too,  so if you would like to help us organise our activities give us a call on 0151 734 4925 and contact Nicola or Tara.

The women right to vote - 100 years on

On 26th of March in Smithdown Road area we organise a workshop with Metal ( in conjunction with Artichoke and the Roma woman. The day was full of new knowledge about the women rights to vote.

They created a banner represent the strong of the Roma woman. The banner will be showed an mass procession event in London in June.

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Easter workshop

The preparation for Easter is wonderful. We know that the children love to be involved in this.
We organize for them a workshop, they have the opportunity to paint bunnies and eggs.  It was nice to talk with the Roma children to share our tradition for Easter and to remember how is in Romania at Easter, when our parents painted in red the eggs (symbolize the blood of Jesus).
The children gave us the positive energy and enthusiasm for Easter celebration.  

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Donations make a difference

Today we visited a Roma family. When they see that we have something for their 5 month old baby they were very happy. He don’t have a cot and he was sleeping in a baby chair or in the bed with his mom. From today we bring a smile in their little home and hope that things can get better. 
Thank to our donors that make this possible.