L-R: John East; Sarah Paine; Richard Wheelhouse; Philippa Buchanan; Rebecca Morley and Sarah Buxton.
Nottinghamshire Masons representing the East Midlands Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (WSMBA) Richard Wheelhouse (Vice President) and John East (Secretary) present a cheque for £200 to Inspirative Arts, an organisation which visits care homes in and around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and has its base in Derby.
Inspirative Arts provides arts therapies and therapeutic arts for children and adults, currently aging from 3 to 93 years of age. They work with people that have:
- Learning and physical disabilities;
- Autism and other communication disorders;
- Emotional and/or behavioural difficulties;
- Mental health issues.
Sarah explained that whilst their sessions are fun and engaging, they also serve a deeper purpose. Working with skilled professionals means that the arts are a vehicle for self-expression, personal development, resilience and healing. The focus is on achieving individualised outcomes for each person taking part, not making great art work or learning a craft.
Work is one-to-one and small group settings either in the individuals own home, school or care home or at the base in Derby city centre. The focus is on individual's strengths, adapting all Inspirative Arts activities and techniques to the person, which creates a meaningful experience. The sessions aim to stimulate creativity and imagination, improve wellbeing, increase interaction, develop self-esteem and confidence and empower individuals.
For more information visit www.inspirativearts.co.uk
The Widows Sons mission is to promote motorcycling within Freemasonry, raise Masonic awareness within the world of motorcycling, raise funds for charity and support members lodges. The East Midlands Chapter has regular ride outs and close associations with other Chapters around the UK. If anyone is interested in finding out more they can contact W. Brother Wheelhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.