Our huge thanks to Unltd for their generosity, encouragement and overall support in helping us achieve our goals and expand on our dreams.
Maureen has been invited to this year’s Buckingham Palace Garden Party on 21 May, and Paula has been selected by The High Sheriff of Lancashire to receive an award on 8 March at the Preston County Hall event.
Both are being recognised for their years of outstanding commitment and support, including Maureen’s decades-long working relationship with a local women’s refuge.
Congratulations, Maureen and Paula!
The Sewing Rooms was recently featured, and the conversation between co-founder Paula and Hazel includes insights, goals and potential challenges ahead.
You can read the interview in full here.
- Directing and overseeing delivery of the Place Plan
- Considering strategies and projects to see if they should form part of the Plan
- Championing the Skelmersdale brand narrative and approach
- Overseeing the Ambassadors programme and
- Providing support and advice for the local authority and acting as a sounding board on key place issues.
The Place Board is currently recruiting Ambassadors; more information is available in the attached.
Paula says of her role on the board, “I’m very proud and thankful to be able to help spread the word about what a fantastic place Skelmersdale is, for business, for living and for creating a better future for all of us.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the variety of things we will accomplish as we work together as a Board and in partnership with many amazing local businesses and people.”
Led by the Sewing Rooms’ Laura Scott, the project will guide groups of women and girls through the processes of designing and creating decorative community banners. The three themes depicted by the banners will by “A safe place to heal,” “Education and building futures,” and “Moving on.”
The completed banners will be unveiled at the Centre’s AGM in November 2019.
All skill levels will be catered for during the project. The weekly sessions will be underpinned by the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which will create the framework for individual development plans for each participant. The plans will focus on health, wellbeing, self-confidence and local social and economic involvement.
All the best from the Sewing Rooms team! We thank you for your continued support and hope to meet you or work with you sometime in 2019.
To that end, we were grateful and pleased to have been asked to make grocery bags for the Northern Harrogate GroceryAid ball on 1 December 2018!
And a bit before that in November, we worked with local schoolchildren at the co-op celebration day in Sandy Land and Upholland stores to create a sew fab science banner. Our talented Laura Scott led the sessions, and we also worked with St Richards Primary School. Such an inspiration seeing what the children created!
If you have an idea for a project or partnership, please give us a call; we’d love to discuss the opportunities.