Painting Our World in Silver is a charity that aims to combat loneliness and isolation, bringing older people together to engage in fun creative activities. Over 50 Elmbridge residents regularly join in the fun at Whiteley Village Hall but, due to Covid-19, they’ve been forced to cancel their regular get togethers.
With lockdown in place, Painting our World in Silver immediately took up the challenge of delivering craft and activity care packages across the Borough of Elmbridge. So far, they have delivered over 300 and feedback has been fantastic, with many older and isolated users really looking forward to receiving their deliveries.
Due to the age and vulnerability of their users, the charity believe that they will have to continue delivering these packages until December but they were running out of funds for the kits. Working in partnership with local company, JTI, Walton Charity were delighted to offer a Community Grant of £900 which will enable the charity’s fantastic team of volunteers to continue deliveries for the next four months.