We are desperately short of funds to keep groups like the Megaphone Team going. Please will you help?
'Ideas can be real' - Sylvia
Sylvia loves taking pictures – she's never
without her camera. Expressing her thoughts
is very important to her, so she is delighted
to be part of the Megaphone Team at Delrow.
'We decided to call it the Megaphone Team
because it's for all of us to be heard', she
In the Megaphone Team everyone shares ideas for projects they would like to start up. Then, with support, together they take on the responsibility for
making their hopes and dreams happen. Their first project involved taking
photographs and making videos to help everyone at Delrow understand all
the different ways they can be involved in their community. It was incredibly
exciting and a huge success – a really new kind of achievement!
'It's brilliant' - Luke
Luke works on High Farm at Botton Village.
'It's me and some of the lads, it's great', he
says. But being part of a group similar to the
Megaphone Team, at Botton, is a new passion:
'It's been brilliant since we got it kicked off.'
He's thrown himself into the group’s first
dream, refurbishing the old community store
into a place for residents to work together on
future projects, and to enjoy as a new social
space. 'Me and Sean got the carpet down', he says. 'When it's opened up it will look great.'
Together we're achieving things we never thought we could. But with our greatly reduced funding we need your support to continue.
'It brings us together' - Steph and Bruce
Our new resident-led group are springing up
across our communities. And the story behind
them is lovely. They use a framework (called
'Learn to lead') developed by teachers who
wanted their students, from the very young
upwards, to discover the joys of responsibility,
ownership and running things for themselves.
As a result, in our communities a sense of involvement, ownership and pride is developing in those who have never taken a leadership role before.
Our groups are desperately short of funds. So if you would like to help Sylvia, Luke, Stephanie, Bruce and many others, you really can. Your donation will help provide the spaces, training and resources that people need to achieve their hopes and dreams.