Prudhoe Town Council is pleased to have been able to support these groups in the town, who have continued to work with young people throughout the challenges of lockdown and Covid-19. Each organisation approached the Town Council with positive and innovative plans to support young people, adapting to the challenges posed by the current climate of uncertainty.
Mortal Fools Youth Theatre
Mortal Fools was the first to approach the Council for funding towards increased connectivity on-line and to ensure their activities did not shut down over lockdown. They have provided and continue to provide activities that support creativity and wellbeing. A series of videos are available on YouTube that help young people deal with the emotional fallout of lockdown, and young people have been trained as Digital Ambassadors to share the Mortal Fools message and maintain creative engagement. Visit the Mortal Fools website where you can find activities for the whole family and much more about their work.
The newest, most exciting project Mortal Fools have embarked on is the development of a walking audio theatre experience. With local people and local places, the project is set to positively engage us all, with the capacity to unleash worldwide! Find out more here.
Northumberland Youth Service
West Northumberland Youth Service (WNYS) received funding from Prudhoe Town Council to enable them to reach out to young people during lockdown. In the digital age, letters are less likely but wonderful to receive. WYNS reached out to members with hand and post delivered packages to motivate and inspire them to create something that could be part of a time capsule. Further to this, art and craft materials have been provided with links to sessions that participants could join in with safely at home.
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Funding received from Prudhoe Town Council enabled Stomping Grounds Forest School to deliver online weekly campfire stories to our younger residents. Stories were linked to nature and accompanied by songs and crafts to promote health and wellbeing.
The summer holidays have fast approached, and Stomping Grounds was keen to offer targeted support for young people who may have struggled because of lockdown. Thanks to Prudhoe Town Council 12 spaces were made available for local young people to take part in the Forest School Summer Holiday Club.
Friends of East Park/Miners Lamp Cafe and Community Hub
Friends of Eastwood Park and the Miners Lamp Café and Community Hub have worked tirelessly throughout this crisis. They have supported older and vulnerable members of our community, moving heaven and earth to deliver in excess of 1,000 free hot meals, operated their pay as you feel market, and sourced over £30,000 worth of funding to continue their charitable endeavours throughout Covid-19 and beyond.
The Miners Lamp Café and Community Hub continue to direct resources where it is needed most and Prudhoe Town Council is delighted to support their ‘Feeding Prudhoe and Mickley’ initiative which offers a free meal for children throughout the summer holidays, weekdays between 12-2pm. Meals can be booked online via eventbright – CLICK HERE.