Tuesday 13th April
Me and Laura went to Elleray Hall today to talk to a lady called Linda.
After being in contact with them before me and Laura already knew that they were enthusiastic about us working with them and them getting involved in the day’s celebrations.
Therefore we approached them as if they were already involved. We recapped on what the day was going to involve and we told her what we are doing on the Saturday.
She was very happy and assured us that the men and women who attend Elleray Hall would most probably be very interested in the days of celebrations.
She also was pleased at the prospect of us working with the group over a period of 4 Wednesdays from now until the week of the birthday, starting next Wednesday.
Due to transport issues for the day she said that they most probably would be able to get an Age Concern bus for the day to transport the group to and from the event. But it does only carry 15 people. She said she will do as best she can to get as many people from the group involved on the day as possible, even if some of the volunteers who work there drive their cars.
So during the workshops that we will be doing with them we are going to make masks with them one week, paper flowers with them another week, etc. She also told us that some of the people who go there are involved in a mosaic group. When we mentioned to her that every group that is involved in the day is going to make a letter from the sentence ‘Happy Birthday Ham House’ she was looking forward to the idea that maybe their letter could be in mosaic form.
After a pleasant meeting with her in the Sunny gardens we said our Goodbyes and left looking forward to going there again next week and begin the workshops :)