The Sutton South Hello project has been working tirelessly during the Covid pandemic to ensure the community can sustain its wellbeing. One such project was organised with local artist Adrienne Roberts who gave her services free of charge during Lockdown to provide members with projects by post.
Such was the success of these projects that the Sutton Heritage department invited Hello to exhibit at Honeywood with other local artists and has now moved the Hello art to Whitehall, in Cheam, with a video of these activities.
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Many have said that these activities have ” kept me sane”, said Heather Honour Chair of Sutton South Hello. “We are now seeking funding so that we can continue these projects over the next five months”.
Sutton South Hello was set up eight years ago by local councillors, resident groups and voluntary organisations to address isolation and loneliness in an area of the borough where there is a high proportion of older people living alone.
In ” normal” times it meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in Christ Church Hall SM2 5TN, with board games and other sociable activities on Wednesdays and arts and crafts on Thursdays. These activities are now continuing in the church building itself, with members joining support groups permitted under Government guidelines.