On Sunday 13th July ClayArt, on Plymouth’s historic Barbican opened their doors especially for our Stepping Stone’s children and their families. Stepping Stones is a group for children and young people who have a terminally ill parent. Currently there are nearly 20 group members with many more families supported on an individual basis.
The group meet during term time at Plymouth College of Art and allows space to chat, share stories and just have fun away from the stresses and difficulties at home, currently it is only the children and young people that meet. As the summer holidays approach we have set up a programme of events to bring our families together for the first time.
Kim Higham, Stepping Stones Project Coordinator said; “This is the first time that we have run an event for the whole family, it felt really important to bring everyone together when times at home can be very isolating. It was the perfect event for a Sunday morning; really relaxed and it felt like friends getting together. Watching the families totally absorbed in the artistry was fantastic and many treasured memories were made! We’d like to thank everyone at ClayArt for making the morning so special and welcoming our families.”
It was an extremely well run event, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were extremely welcoming and encouraging – would recommend this again, it’s the first time I’ve been to a Stepping Stones event. A big thank you!
It was really fun and I really enjoyed myself and I would love to do it again.
We are so grateful to Caroline and the team at ClayArt and we are looking forward to further events across the summer at the National Marine Aquarium and Dartmoor Zoo.