This summer, East Brighton Trust sponsored local charity Gladrags to create a teaching resource to help children talk about their own experiences of the pandemic and those of others.
The resource is now available to download on the Gladrags website here →
Gladrags is a charity providing costumes and educational resources to community groups and schools. The team asked people to share their individual accounts of lockdown, reflecting on how Covid-19 changed things for them and remarking on how they have adapted. Many residents of East Brighton submitted their experiences to be included in the booklet.
As well as sponsoring the Covid Stories resource, East Brighton Trust also sponsored Gladrags to run a community bunting project. They teamed up with local organisation Sew Fabulous and invited individuals to make flags from scraps of fabric which were made into bunting to be hired for community celebrations post lockdown. An event was held at The Bevy community pub where volunteers sewed up the bunting pieces and you can see a video of their impressive work over on instagram. And while you’re there you can read about the “Virtual” Royal visit. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall popped in to The Bevy via zoom and spoke to Gladrags founder Vania along with some of The Bevy lunch clubbers who talked to HRH about some of their vintage outfits.