It was announced at URC General Assembly that St Andrew’s Church, Skipton had won one of the three Community Project Awards, sponsored by Congregational Insurance,for its Wellbeing Café which offers support to people with mental health conditions and was set up after a local mental health group lost their funding. It was great to see Rachel Coombes and Judith Duxbury receive the award on behalf of the Wellbeing Café and St Andrew’s and by the look of their smiles they seemed to enjoy the day trip to The Hayes at Swanwick. You can watch the video that was shown at General Assembly here https://youtu.be/C_dPBSwJUEM which shows what great work is being done in Skipton.
The other winners were the Community Uniform Swap Shop, at St Columba’s URC, Wolverhampton which allows parents and students at 58 schools to exchange second-hand uniforms and keeps records of the environmental savings made, and Roker Life, at Roker United Reformed Church, who with local partners offers activities, such as cookery training, for refugee family and isolated adults in the area. Two other projects were highly commended and invited to apply for the award again in the future. They were the WestCan Show Choir, at Westfield and Cannington URCs, Bridgwater , and the Dulwich Grove Community Lunch, at Dulwich Grove URC.
To look at all the projects, follow this link Community Project Awards – United Reformed Church