Quotes from WRVS Heritage Plus participants

Thoughts about the WRVS Heritage plus activities in Sussex

By Nicola Benge

Photo:Crawley WRVS Click 60 outing to Goffs Park, Crawley

Crawley WRVS Click 60 outing to Goffs Park, Crawley

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Photo:Portslade WRVS Bluebell Railway outing

Portslade WRVS Bluebell Railway outing

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Photo:Portslade WRVS outing to Brighton Museum

Portslade WRVS outing to Brighton Museum

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Photo:Heritage Plus information at an event at Poets Corner festival

Heritage Plus information at an event at Poets Corner festival

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Photo:Si mitchell filming Rod Patterson about his Fishersgate memories

Si mitchell filming Rod Patterson about his Fishersgate memories

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Photo:Marjorie and WRVS volunteer in Eastbourne

Marjorie and WRVS volunteer in Eastbourne

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Photo:George and Freelancer, David Laird at Eastbourne WRVS

George and Freelancer, David Laird at Eastbourne WRVS

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Photo:Coldean history group make a memory quilt

Coldean history group make a memory quilt

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Quotes from participants of WRVS Heritage Plus activities

Through taking part in Heritage Plus activity sessions people are given the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, feel valued, have increased self-esteem and confidence, learn new skills and gain further knowledge of their heritage.

Activity sessions (2hrs, weekly for 10 weeks)

'Good fun'

'I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience.'

'It has done wonders for my confidence.'

'I have learnt so many new things about the history of my local area!'

'Positive and enjoyable.'

'Loved the experience and meeting new friends. What next?'

'The sessions have all been very, very good'

Outings to heritage sites

'Pure nostalgia, with lots of reminiscence shared between the group. A valuable exercise in getting to know each other. A superb visual experience bringing back many memories'

'I had a lovely time on the 1920's train. Great to watch the smoke drifting by and getting to see all the flowers on the embankment'

'I had a great time. It was wonderful to have a 1920s tea on the train and the group we were with were very friendly. Well done WRVS!'

Partnerships

'I have been immensely impressed with the support I have received at New Larchwood from the WRVS with our Coldean Local History group who had begun to lose confidence a little during late summer 2007 but have now become rejuvenated and ready for a very positive 2008 thanks to the project's input. It has been just brilliant. I'm really impressed with the artwork completed, they really got stuck in, and I can't praise WRVS highly enough' Steve Andrews, New Larchwood Activities Coordinator

Activity Facilitator

'A lot of fun. Very interesting. Very energising - makes me feel uplifted after working with the group' Esther Gill

This page was added by Nicola Benge on 13/05/2008.

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