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Darnall Wellbeing Activity packs keep residents active

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Not-for-profit anchor organisation Darnall Wellbeing (DWB) has been helping its clients and community members to keep busy with activity packs during lockdown.

The organisation delivered almost 150 packs to all of its group participants, volunteers and one-to-one clients throughout May and is now hosting the activities online for downloading and home printing.

The packs feature activities including sudokus, craft ideas, information on staying healthy and active at home during lockdown and a Coping Calendar. DWB has also sent packs to its Dementia Cafe attendees and their carers, which include colouring activities, quizzes, seed packs and tea bags.

A new set of packs will go out this week (8 June).

Fran Arnold at DWB said: "We normally have regular contact with so many local people through the groups and one-to-one sessions that we run, so it's been great to be able to stay in touch via these activity packs, as well as through the regular phone calls that we've been making to all our group members and volunteers.

"We've had some lovely comments from recipients of the packs, saying how much the packs have lifted their spirits and helped them to feel connected during lockdown."

Darnall Wellbeing is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and serves communities in Darnall, Tinsley and Handsworth.

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