LIFTING SPIRITS IN THE COMMUNITY
IN THE COMMUNITY
Volunteers across Henley have worked tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to provide practical support to the local community. However, their impact hasn't stopped there. Through the creation of small local networks, often facilitated by WhatsApp groups or similar, we have built neighbourhood connections and empowered neighbours to support one another. Coupled with the Thursday clap, we have seen communities really come together.
We have worked hard to lift the spirits of the local community with initiatives that build togetherness including a campaign to encourage VE Day celebrations (video below) and a commitment to sharing the good news stories locally to remind people of the strong and special community we live in here in Henley.
HENLEY MUTUAL AID TALENT QUEST
Our latest campaign is to bring a smile to the faces of local care home residents. We are looking for Henley's most talented to help make a series of short films for care homes residents, to cheer them up and show them how much they are loved and valued.
BBC journalist Sophie van Brugen and Henley Mayor Ken Arlett are on board but now we're seeking YOUR input. We are looking for adults and children who can film a short act, whether singing, dancing, a comedy or magic act, or even some drama.
We are aware that people in care homes are not able to have even socially distanced visits from family or friends, and may be feeling quite isolated. We hope to have a good mix of different acts, like a Henley Variety Show, to cheer up residents and give them something to enjoy. We all need our spirits lifting during these challenging times and we especially want to look after our elderly and vulnerable residents who have given so much to our town.
If you would like to be part of this exciting project, apply online today.