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Pontypridd’s Window Boxes for Wellbeing Scheme

Written by on 19th July 2020

A group of organisations, artists and young people in Pontypridd have come together to support older residents who are shielding or living in isolation by bringing them a crafted Window Box, packed with creative ideas to keep them busy and connected to their community during lockdown.

Window Boxes for Wellbeing was initiated by Pontypridd based community arts and circus touring company, Citrus Arts together with Rhondda Ward Old Age Welfare, supported by the Lottery Community Fund, Rhondda Cynon Taff Covid Community Activities grant, Interlink ICF Older persons grant & Cwm Taff Health Board, Pontypridd Library and teams of local artists and volunteers who deliver a free fortnightly parcel filled with books, puzzles, gardening supplies and various arts & crafts activities. And the parcels include all the materials and supplies needed to get going straight away.

So far 15 residents have benefited from the fortnightly deliveries containing creative ideas from local children, established authors, artists, set designers and poets. There’s even a ‘Yardening’ scheme for residents to grow seedlings which will then be put in planters which have been specially built around the neighbourhood.

The Window Box initiative is currently open only to Pontypridd area residents who are shielding for medical reasons, self-isolating or victims of flooding. To apply or nominate someone please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NGDRLGY – by Friday, July 24th.