Wishes do come true!

Second post of the day, getting a bit too into this blogging malarky!!

Today was spent sorting out resources for some cool upcoming projects including some 3d wooden sculptures, mosaics, big canvasses and a ridiculous amounts of other recycled art. Any ideas of what to make out of old ties are welcome!

The rest of the day was spent gleefully scouring art catalogues and the internet, and for once it wasn’t wishful window shopping!

Just before Christmas we were blessed with our version of the Secret Millionaire (well as close as we are going to come to one), as a property developer asked us to get together a wish list of resources we need for the centre.

We jumped at the opportunity to write one, but still didn’t hold much hope for it materializing. After a visit to the project and information about what exactly ‘Your Ideas’ is about we heard back that he would buy all the resources on our wish list and we were in total shock!

Anyone working in the voluntary sector will understand how rare it is to receive funding without applying through tedious application processes, unless that is you have been visited by Channel 4 and the Secret Millionaire crew ;).

So we will now be able to replenish our ever decreasing art supplies, refurbish our battered pool table, update kitchen equipment and much more. Will update with news of lovely resources landing in our centre as they arrive.

For now here are some cute characters that can be found lurking inside ‘Your Ideas’ Youth and Community Project 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Wishes do come true!

  1. showard76 says:

    It’s great to see the local community getting into blogging! and also to be able to discover the wonderful things you are doing. Congratulations on the funding – I know how much of a thrill it is when something like that happens from my own charitable work (although I’ve been out of touch with that for a while now! :/ )
    I must come down and pay your project a visit soon, I’d like to feature you on my blog (more publicity for a good cause!) as ‘community’ is one of my themes for this year and your project will fit in perfectly with that! 😀

  2. Thanks 🙂 It still won’t totally sink in until the resources are in my hand haha! Glad to hear you are of the charitable few too, you are more than welcome to come and visit the centre and see first hand what our project is about – we are based in a retail unit in Matchborough Centre. We would love to be featured on your blog too 🙂

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