Wednesday Crafts works to provide people of all abilities with social and mental stimulation and the committee is now looking for sponsors to ensure the service can continue.
Every Wednesday, people are invited to gather at the Greenways Community Centre to try their hand at a new craft project with the help of volunteers.
“The aim of Wednesday Crafts is to create community spirit. We work on the development of skills as well as friendship — with an emphasis on socialising. It also helps with the general development of physical skills and provides mental stimulation,” said coordinator Lilian Radich.
People from Norfolk Court, the Clyde Street Home and members of the Dargaville community are regular participants. “Everyone has varying abilities. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done something before. Anyone can come along and learn,” said Lilian.
Volunteers prepare and serve morning tea and lunch to the group of sometimes up to 40 people each week.
“We appreciate all the volunteers and material donors, but at the moment we are focussing on looking for sponsorship.
“This is a community service. There is nothing else in the community that provides a place to focus on social and developmental skills like Wednesday Crafts.”
To offer sponsorship contact Lilian on 09 439 77 99 or Cynthia 09 439 5895.