Giggle 4 Gold Shortlisted!

Our Giggle 4 Gold project has been shortlisted for the Heart of Essex Award run by the Essex Chronicle. I’m not sure how we vote yet but I’ll add another post when I do know as I’d really like to get everyone’s support. If we win the main prize we will be able to run a 12 week programme for people in a care home who are isolated and in need of some stimulation, espeically those with dementia. The programme is designed for this group in mind and will allow participants to be active, have fun, connect with others, gain confidence, self-esteem, learn new skills both creatively and socially and be heard though play and giggles. Over the 12 weeks we will also produce positive creative work which we plan to exhibit later in the year which will allow other members of the community the chance to walk in someone else’s shoes.

If we win the main prize we will run two 12 week programmes- Giggle 4 Gold and Giggle House which works with people who have experienced homelessness.

Both are such great projects that will be a whole lot of fun and will make a huge difference to the people we deliver it to.

The Giggle 4 Gold programme will be delivered in Brewster House in Heybridge, Maldon. If successful we aim to find further funding to enable us to repeat this programme in other care homes too.

About Teigh-anne Shave

In 2016 officially and legally changed my name to Teigh-anne, taking the "racy" out of Tracy and linking my middle name with a hyphen, to reflect the significant change to my personality. I feel ready to now come back to my blog and fill in some blanks as to how and why this came about. Ive grappled with whether to update or start a new but I want to continue where I left off. This too is a part of me and an important part of my journey. So what used to be "Traciness in all it's glory" needs a reboot and redesign. I STILL do all sorts of creative things. I am still happiest when I am creating something - no matter the medium. I no longer run Moulding Futures - a non-profit charitable organisation and have lots of fun developing and delivering "GIGGLE WORKSHOPS" - play, laughter and creativity are all essential for your well being and development. But do still ask "When was the last time you played?" I am STILL an artist - and this comes in many forms - writer, poet, comedian, sculpturer, photographer, abstract painter and I am ALSO a holistic therapist so I believe I AM a creatrix. I organise retreats that mix it all together as well as taking my little yellow caravan to festivals in the summer. I'll share more about this in my blog and go through what has been an emotional and wonderful experience while I've been gone.
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