During the autumn last year, we decided that we would like to work closely with a charity during 2021. We have chosen to work with The Churn Project who are a local charity based in Cirencester. You may have read in our December 2020 newsletter that we chose to gift our Christmas Card allowance to this charity as we admire all the work that they do within the community. Belonging, purpose and hope are at the heart of all that The Churn Project offer the people who come through it’s door. They help to find practical solutions to life’s issues alongside the vulnerable and marginalised people across the Cirencester community who seek support. They work with those who are lonely, at a point of transition or crisis in their lives, or those experiencing mental health issues. They support people through difficult times. People who have been supported by The Churn Project say that their wellbeing is improved, and it makes them feel less isolated. Now more than ever, it is important for people to come together and give to those who are less fortunate. Even if that is just something as small as an ear to listen or a smile in the street – you never know how much that could make someone’s day. The Churn Project is celebrating it’s 20th year which is just remarkable. The fact they have been operating for 20 years is a testament to how their work can have such a huge impact on people’s lives. Over the course of 2021, we will be supporting The Churn Project in any way that we can. During the summer, we will be setting ourselves a ‘bigger’ challenge and we look forward to sharing this with you nearer the time. Given the current circumstances, we aren’t in a position to interact with the charity in the way that we would like to but we hope that as restrictions begin to ease off, we will be able to do more to help raise awareness for this wonderful charity. To kick things off, The Churn Project, with the help of Cotswold TV, have created a wonderful video of Private Garden Tours. Open garden days are currently closed so this is a perfect way of celebrating all of the beautiful gardens within the Cotswolds. To view these magical gardens, please click the link below – all they are asking for is a small donation to watch this. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thechurnproject If you would like to find out more about the charity then please click here. We look forward to sharing more about The Churn Project with you throughout the year.