Learn new skills at the Wellbeing Garden’s Creative Fete

Learn new skills at the Wellbeing Garden’s Creative Fete

24 June 2024

MindSpace is offering local residents the chance to visit the Wellbeing Garden and take part in a ‘Creative Fete’ on Friday 28 June between 10am and 1pm, completely free of charge.

Crafts will range from bunting-making to spoon carving and poetry writing, and will be organised and run by volunteers from Matthew Cox, a local antique and contemporary furniture company. Beka Avery, chair of trustees at MindSpace says: ‘We are delighted to have the support of such a forward-thinking, talented and altruistic company like Matthew Cox. We are looking forward to welcoming lots of people to the Wellbeing Garden to learn from their expertise and perhaps take away some new skills having enjoyed their time at the Garden.  Often people don’t realise that MindSpace activities and events are for everyone, not just those of us that have had a mental health diagnosis or are currently struggling. Learning a new skill in good company can provide a real boost to your wellbeing and our Wellbeing Garden is the perfect environment for this.’

Camilla McLean, managing director at Matthew Cox, says that mental health is a subject close to the team’s heart and self-care ideas are often shared in their team’s monthly one to ones.

‘Giving back is important to everyone at Matthew Cox. We’re committed to volunteering for important causes and sharing a percentage of our profits with charities. MindSpace Stamford is a local charity which provides mental health support through activities, workshops, meet-ups and fitness classes like boxing, basketball and yoga. Over the past year, we’ve raised funds, offered team members’ time and volunteered to tidy up the MindSpace garden. Now we want to share some of our skills with everyone through a Creative Fete, which we hope will be a lot of fun for all!’

The team at Matthew Cox will be aiming to use only second-hand or waste materials for the craft event, and MindSpace will be offering tea/coffee, cold drinks and homemade cakes during the day. Children and families are welcome, as well as individuals.  All activities are open to anyone and are completely free, with no booking required.

The Wellbeing Garden is situated at the Uffington Road Allotments South, Uffington Road, Stamford PE9 2HD. A bright orange MindSpace banner will highlight the entrance which is on the opposite side of the road to Mole Valley Farmers. Parking is available all day at the nearby Stamford Cricket Club ground on Uffington Road.