Recovery project appeals for votes to get funding

Hands on HeArt is looking for your votes for funding towards its Recovery Labyrinth Project.Picture:

Hands on HeArt is looking for your votes for funding towards its Recovery Labyrinth Project.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A project which helps recovering addicts and mental health issues is in with the chance to be awarded funding for its Labyrinth project.

Hands on HeArt, has been accepted on the Bags of Help Initiative by supermarket Tescos, in which three community groups will be awarded grants of either £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000.

The money towards the grants have been raised by the 5p bag charge.

Geneveive Rudd, a committee member for the charity, has called for a last push to vote for the charity in-store, with voting coming to an end on Sunday.

The charity play to put the funds towards the Recovery Labyrinth Project.

Geneveive Rudd, a committee member for the charity, said: “The project will be a space for those of any or no religion or spirituality, to walk and take pleasure in being within the natural environment. The design will incorporate natural planting, sculpture and seating space.

“The building of the project will promote integration between local groups, stronger community connections, and develop transferable practical skills in mosaic art, outdoor construction and gardening - all coming together to create a unique community-built cultural asset.

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“We would urge for people to vote for the project, as the bigger the grant reward, the more members of the local community can be involved and the closer the project will be to completion.”

Once the labyrinth has been built, it will be open for the public to use for free and for booked-in workshops and group visits.

A labyrinth is a single path, which, unlike a maze, is designed to be simple to walk with no tricks or dead-ends. Labyrinths are of ancient origin and have been discovered in Greece from as early as 2500 to 2000 BC. They are used for reflection, meditation, healing, or the ‘letting in’ and ‘letting out’ of feelings.

The planned site is the currently disused plot of land at Community Roots, Queen Anne’s Road, Great Yarmouth.