Families have wild time thanks to lockdown activity packs

More than 1,200 activity packs have been distributed to help local families and those on the frontline have fun during lockdown.
Tracey Sherwood preparing some activity packs for distribution.Tracey Sherwood preparing some activity packs for distribution.
Tracey Sherwood preparing some activity packs for distribution.

Tracy Sherwood, Flourishing Families Coordinator at Skegness ECO Centre, said the free well-being project started off as small nature craft packs, mailed out to her groups and put in the Hildreds Centre and Drummond Road Spa shop for collection.

"Feedback was wonderful and the packs helped to support some quality family time, whilst also letting families know that their community is thinking of them," said Tracy.

"Mayor Coun Mark Dannatt helped me to spread the word and community support has been heartwarming; with businesses and individuals sending in-kind donations of colouring packs, toys, bath bombs, books and confectionery.

Tracy's daughters Imogen and Edith helping with the packs.Tracy's daughters Imogen and Edith helping with the packs.
Tracy's daughters Imogen and Edith helping with the packs.

"This enabled me to create and deliver packs to 11 local primary schools, Skegness Storehouse, and Spilsby New Life and Ingoldmells food banks.

"I also received extra help from the National Lottery. Thanks to their emergency Covid-19 response grant I made hundreds more packs, containing a nature book, toy and treat for NHS staff at Skegness and Pilgrim hospitals, our local GP surgeries, Skegness Fire and Rescue, Ambulance crews, Police and several local care homes to take home to their children.

"I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me, including my family for their support..

"It has been a challenge doing this from home, but the impact the packs have made on people's well-being has made the effort well worth it."

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