Monday, December 11, 2023

Charity event in Lincoln to strengthen community

Families in Lincolnshire can take part in craft workshops, storytelling and more in an upcoming community event.

The Annual Get Together event staged by the charity BRIC (Building Resilience in Communities) is taking place at Bridge Central in Lincoln on Tuesday 26 September, 1pm to 3pm.

The aim is to provide a safe space for families to connect, build friendships and support one another.

Alongside the activities, there will be refreshments available and the chance to chat with BRIC staff and volunteers as well as other families to share experiences and get advice. Everyone is welcome to attend.

BRIC is organising the event to help strengthen relationships and promote social engagement within the community.

BRIC is a locally focused charity that provides emotional support and practical help to vulnerable children and their families. Issues that BRIC offers help for include illness, disability, abuse, financial problems and the demands of having a young family.

By providing safe spaces and inclusive events such as the Annual Get Together, BRIC can engage with the community and facilitate relationship building between families in similar situations.

The Asda Foundation has awarded BRIC a grant of £900 which is being used to fund the event.

Paula Robinson, Community Champion at Asda North Hykeham, said: “It was our pleasure to secure an Asda Foundation grant to enable BRIC to put on this amazing event.

“Asda Foundation’s mission is to transform communities and improve lives, and bringing families and the community together is really at the heart of this.”

Rachel Taylor, Community Connector at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are excited to see that BRIC is hosting an event to connect with families living in Sincil Bank.

“The Annual Get Together will be a great event that will create new partnerships and friendships in the area.”

Sian Wade, Church Leader at Bridge Central, said: “Providing space for families to gather can be a real lifeline for parents who may be isolated or feeling overwhelmed by the task of parenting, so we’re really excited to partner with BRIC in this exciting initiative.”

Kamila Zolotar, Community Engagement Manager at BRIC, said: “We’re delighted to offer this event which is open to all but with a particular focus on including families and isolated single parents from different cultures.

“This will give those who attend the opportunity to connect with others in similar situations, build friendships, grow confidence and learn from one another.

“The Annual Get Together will be full of activities that bring families together through a shared experience.

“BRIC staff and volunteers will also be there to support the friendship building of families in the Sincil Bank community.”

The Annual Get Together is the first event in a new family project which will consist of weekly coffee mornings every Monday between 10am and 11:30am at the Bridge Central venue, providing continued support for local families.

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