Darkwood Crew is a constituted group of local residents who have a very clear aim of ‘helping Ferguslie flourish’ with a strong environmental ethos, focusing on 5 key areas
#FoodInsecurity #FuelPoverty #Isolation&Loneliness #MentalHealthPositivity #TheLocalEnvironment
Our work is underpinned by a belief that our local environment holds the key to addressing a number of historical social problems in the community including, but not limited to, health inequalities, long term unemployment, poor educational attainment, poor mental health, social exclusion & isolation.
The last day in May saw our #CommunityPicnic take centre stage within the community marking the end of our formal Covid Response and Recovery Program.
A fantastic event which saw live music, prize draws, family entertainment and of course the #BingoBus the sun was generous enough to make an appearance ensuring a huge crowd of families were in attendance, you can see pictures of the event here
We were kindly sponsored £750 for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek enabling us to distribute 50 'break out bags' within the community, this important initiative helped our young people express themselves which in the current circumstances is more important than ever.
Thanks to a financial donation of £300 from Bridge of Weir Leather we were able to continue with our engagement program with the kids and families from our community meal provision.
A total of 12 houses with 25 kids were visited by Santa, Elfred and Mr Christmas and gifted Santa keys, reindeer feed, advent calender and candy canes. It was a cold evening but a little Christmas magic kept our hearts warm.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
Plastic Free Picnic
Afternoon Tea @ Darkwood Court
Alternative School Prom
Ferguslie Community Climate Change Conversation
Cycle Doon The Scheme
Our first litter pick of Renfrewshires Big Spring Clean Month, adding to the work we'd already achieved in 2019 with a strong team of volunteers who were rewarded with teas and coffees
Ongoing tidy up and litter pick of the local area, sadly owing to an increase in fly-tipping at the turn of the year led us to require even more hands