Our Work of Art Project has just won, not one, but two KM Charity Kent Volunteering Awards, presented on Friday 22 November 2019, at the awards ceremony held at Hempstead House Country House Hotel & Spa in Sittingbourne. Espression Arts Director attended the wonderful evening event organised by the KM Charity Team, along with two of the project team Gayle Shearwood and Sue Farris. The awards aim to celebrate and reward the work of the thousands of people who work unpaid every day to provide invaluable community services across Kent, Medway, Bexley and Bromley. Over 130 applications were received, of which 24 won an award! We are very proud of all our trained Creative Volunteers who give up their time each week to visit groups of vulnerable people in a range of care homes and settings across the Canterbury district.
Our Work of Art Project has been working with volunteers since 2018 and is a partnership project, co-delivered by over 40 active creative volunteers. Espression Arts is excited to be lead creative of the project. Other project partners are Age UK Canterbury, Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable, Kent Arts & Wellbeing. Take a look at the Community section of the website for more project information.
The Canterbury District Award for Best Art Project Volunteer Team was presented by humanitarian and author, Terry Waite, CBE and Geraldine Allinson, former long-serving chairman of the KM Group, then presented the Overall Art Project Volunteer Team of the Year in Kent .