Church
of the
Good Shepherd
Loads of joy at the "Make & Take" Fun Days
A new idea of interest was borne over a cup of coffee with a friend, the Drop In "Make & Take" Fun Day which took place on Friday and Saturday 27 & 28 September respectively at the Good Shepherd Church, Arnold. The idea was to encourage a slow build up of community once again after a very long drought of Covid 19 isolations. The item was advertised on parish Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as flyers printed for interest. The local Gedling Play Forum (a charity) was invited to participate as well, helping with the making of craft activities for children. All were invited to attend…no age limit!

The activities included model painting, glass painting, jewellery making, making of dragonflies and much more. There were a few stalls available selling sturdy planters, pickled beetroot, a wide choice of jams, and locally grown veggies. A large range of children books from £1.50 each as well as beautifully made fabric bags by Chloe sold well.

Both days had a steady stream of young families visiting, relaxing and enjoying refreshments as well. We debut our new pop corn making machine mastered by the very capable Adrian.

Many of our parishioners supported the event as well, helped with the serving in the kitchen, we met new faces and the take home message has been…when's the next one?

A total of over £700 was raised which will be a welcome relief towards our parish renovation fund.

The Gedling Play Forum is a really resourceful setup, very big on recycling with tremendous opportunities to explore by schools, parishes and individuals alike. Get in touch and find out know more.

gedlingplayforum.org
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288