Last Saturday’s Hey Clay event, organised by Blooming Whiteway, Throw Grow Sow and supported by Curo, brought together local families for a day of outdoor creativity at Rosewarn Park.
Kellie Ostler is an Estates Advisor with Curo’s Community Services Team which supports local initiatives like this event: “The idea was to get the community out and into the park, with everyone getting the chance to make a garden they could hold in their hands. With potter’s wheels, clay, cakes and even ponies, thanks to Bath City Farm, it was a really fun day for all involved. Many pots were made and taken away to be fired and they will be reunited with the creators at the next Blooming Whiteway event in May.
“Curo were delighted to be invited along to take part in the day. We held a drawing competition for the children to design a sign for Rosewarn Park and we gave away around 40 entry forms. It will be great to see the completed designs and we’ll be announcing the winner soon after 6 April. The winner will see their design made into a sign and put up in the park for all to see. They’ll also win £50 of gift vouchers.
“It was really great to see so many children and adults enjoying the park, and coming together as a community.
Curo provides grants for local community projects and ideas that benefit their customers. Previous grants have included cash to help start a community shop in a village, to subsidising places on holiday football camps for children living in Curo properties.
Pictured: local children Theo (top) and Ziah made clay pots to plant their own mini gardens.