...and these words were written...
Hi my name is Richard Francis and I am just writing this little note for Laura by way of a big thankyou for the group she runs at Breadline Penzance.
Having unfortunately spent 3 months living on the street and only very recently now living in accommodation it is with great pleasure that I have this opportunity for mentioning the warm reception I received every thursday within her group.
The stress and I must say hardship I experienced whilst homeless was regularly broken up, giving me a days respite on those thursdays. Laura would and still does if the need arises greet me with a cup of coffee or tea from her limited resources - then a few hours spent in a very relaxed atmosphere would be spent painting or water colouring or simply reading the National Geographic magazines that Laura would hunt down and purchase for the group members. All of this would then be followed by a delicious meal that somehow Laura managed to cobble together for the group members.
So once again a Big Thankyou to Laura
Now that lockdown is at last gradually lifting, we're looking back on the past year with a sense of achievement and a committment to a future together. Even when we couldn't meet, Roamers stayed in touch by way of our post card project (details here) -- we've posted most the them here. We shared paintings and drawings and photographs from Toby, Suzi, Jon and Not Just Any Girl. Keep an eye out for a new video soon with more details.
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Roaming's official goal is "to carry on creative activities that benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) people who find themselves in some way disadvantaged, excluded or vulnerable." Our values are really our common ground: confidentiality, integrity, fairness, respect for the values and culture of others, the withholding of judgement, inclusivity, flexibility, and equity in relationships. "