Good News Stories from our Community Builders (24th July-6th Aug) – SAVS

Published on: August 1, 2023

Chiquitta Bruce, Milton – Sponsored by Milton Community Partnership

Chiquitta visited the Royals Shopping Centre to explore the Selfie on Sea project by Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust. She met Chrissy, a Trustee, who showcased the 11 creatively designed selfie stations. Chrissy emphasized the importance of self-checks for both men and women of African or Caribbean heritage due to the challenges of early detection.

The informative displays along the walls highlighted the significance of self-checks and shared tips for lowering breast cancer risks through small health changes.

After speaking to visitors, Chiquitta received positive feedback from families who had a great time. The project’s aim is to raise awareness, and the selfie stations serve as a fun and imaginative way to spread the message while enjoying time with friends or family.

Opening times: Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat & Sun from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is £5 per person, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Get in touch with Chiquitta:
07534 312867

Kayleigh Wilkins, Victoria – Sponsored by St Vincent’s Southend

Kayleigh said “I met with a couple of residents from Buckingham House who wanted to apply for the Small Sparks funding to hold an event for the residents – a summer BBQ to be specific – and make use of their amazing garden space.

They had already connected with a fellow resident who used to arrange music for parties and had the necessary music equipment to supply for their event. Additionally, they had researched the cost of all the food from a wholesaler, ready for the application form.

I suggested connecting them with the local youth group since they mentioned the litter outside their building that rarely gets cleaned up, and the youth group often participates in litter picks. I also thought it would be nice to introduce the youth group to the residents in Buckingham House and let them enjoy the event together.

Furthermore, the residents invited their families to join them and make the most of the day.

The event went really well, and everyone enjoyed the food. The music, including karaoke, was a hit, with most children joining in.”

Get in touch with Kayleigh:
07534 876274


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