The Queens Park Community Champions had an action-packed day of community, fun and health promotion this weekend.
They started the day handing out Winter Warmers bags to the over 50s Christmas Party at St Judes Hall. The bags are filled with things to make Winter a little bit easier including hats, gloves, thermal socks and hand warmers. After the party they headed over to the Queens Park Winter Fair in Queens Park Gardens where they handed out more bags.
In the evening, 40 people gathered at the Beethoven Centre for the first performance of the Queens Park Community Theatre, Who Do You Think You Are? The play was a product of eight weeks of hard work and rehearsals by local people, supported by Will Hudson and funded by Turning Point. It focused on understanding addiction, how it can affect anyone at any time and how we can all come together as a community to tackle it and support others.
The play was very engaging with brilliant performances from everyone who took part, getting lots of laughs from the audience. Despite being very funny the play had a very serious message about the power of communities and it felt very special for everyone to come together to support their families and friends, share this experience and learn together. The play was followed by brilliant performances from local musicians and a Q & A on addiction which gave the audience an opportunity to ask their own questions of an expert panel.
Do you have an idea for an exciting project the Champions could run to support the health and wellbeing of local people in Queens Park?
Do you know an older person that would like a Community Champions Stay Well in Winter bag?