Thursday, 16 July 2020

Mandela 67 project

This time last year GTDT was working alongside the Mandela 67 project making barrel gardens to go into local schools to celebrate Nelson Mandela's fight for social justice.

Now one year on, we are using this day to recognise the pain and suffering our communities are going through and to also recognise the work community organisations, staff and volunteers have done during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here at GTDT from the start of lockdown we distributed many food parcels to local vulnerable and shielding residents, we opened our door to a number of new volunteers (socially distancing of course), we recruited 2 new members of staff to help us support the work that we where doing, we worked in partnership with many other local organisations and tomorrow we will be doing a 67 minute litter pick down in the Riverside ward with the local councillors to honour one minute of  Nelson Mandela's years he dedicated to public services.