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Greenfield Cree Men Make a Difference

posted 26 Sept 2017, 08:31 by
The fabulous Men’s Cree group at Greenfield Arts are continuing to work closely with local groups and organisations to bring their very special brand of creativity to the heart of the community.

They are presently creating a ‘Super Shed’ in partnership with the Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe, the project promises to create a fantastic resource for local volunteers of all ages and abilities and is just one of many successful ventures that has the capacity to ‘keep on giving’ well after the initial project is complete. The aim is to create a custom-built fully accessible facility where PCP volunteers can work and store gardening equipment and develop further ideas for their outdoor spaces. Funders of the shed project include GAMP and Livin. The Men’s Cree are supported by funding from DCC Public Health.

Recent Cree projects have also included the Little Library project which had its roots at Greenfield Community College and grew into a County project in partnership with New Writing North. The little libraries offer a free resource where people can borrow, donate and read at leisure and there is likely to be one not too far away from you!

Katy Milne, Creative Director at Greenfield Arts is delighted to see the results that the group have achieved and the benefits to individual members as they grow in confidence. “The Greenfield Men’s Cree are such a giving group who thrive when providing opportunities for others. They have supported many different initiatives and created many new additions to the wider community that lots of people have benefitted from. We are very proud.”

The group, lead by Richard Agar, meet regularly at Greenfield Arts to socialise and work on a range of valuable projects for which they have received well deserved awards. The sessions are held on a Monday from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and new members are very welcome.

If you would like further information please contact our friendly team on 01325 379048.