Activities, skills and events ideas

(this page is also available as a PDF download!)

Volunteer Ideas

  • Loving Hands www.lovinghands.org.uk is a website for people who like knitting, sewing etc. They have members from all over the UK who make items for various charities, from premature baby clothes to elephant blankets, bags for baby puffins, fiddle mats and muffs, toys. They work with over 36 different charities including the RSPCA, The Salvation Army, SANDS, Operation Orphan and many others.

  • A new initiative to support the bereaved from the Covid-19 crisis is knitted hearts for those who lose loved ones

  • Adopt a Grandparent  was recently launched by CHD living homes to help combat loneliness amongst their residents. They pair people up to communicate via phone or post https://chdliving.co.uk/adopt-grandparent

Learn New Skills

  • NCVO have a list of free online resources
  • Volunteer Scotland has joined forces with The Open University to create Involving Volunteers, a digital learning module aimed at improving the volunteering journey.
  • Open University has lots of free courses some are for general interest such as history of art but others could be more vocational such as a course on young peoples wellbeing or an introduction to the voluntary sector www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
  • Future Learning has lots of free online courses from universities and organisations globally. Including working supportively with refugees, understanding gender inequality to understanding fashion https://www.futurelearn.com/courses

Try new activities

  • Compile a family history 'book/catalogue' adding photos and other images you and your wider family may have along with historic articles from museums etc.

Resources and activities within the community- contact your Bluebell 19 representative

  • Free Knitting patterns – to share or print out for those who do not have access to a printer/internet
  • Virtual Bingo – organised via the Eight Bells pub (every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month) – please contact Christine Kenrick cmkendo@gmail.com.
  • Book sharing and exchange and delivery
  • Jigsaw sharing and exchange and delivery

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Qwell - Online Wellbeing Support - a free online support and wellbeing community which is provided by Cambridge and Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind as part of its Good Life Service.

For information on your Bluebell-19 team, see our home page!
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N Day,
Nov 19, 2020, 1:39 PM