As a family-run business, being an active member of our local community is important to us at Farrat. Recently, we ran a sponsorship event which raised £500 for G-Force Community Charity.
G-Force are a Trafford based charity who provide support, services and development opportunities to those living within the Altrincham ann Trafford community. Their mission is to help improve the quality of life for all residents living in their target communities, with a large focus on connecting, being active, learning and caring.
Following our donation, G-Force visited the Farrat Office to explain how our donation has helped keep their ‘Brush and a Brew Club’ running, as part of their Trafford Mental Health & Isolation initiative.G-Force explained how being valued by others and making connections with those around you is a necessity for everyday functioning. Whether it’s work colleagues, neighbours or friends, creating close social relationships contributes to feeling happy and deflects from ill mental health for people of all ages. By bringing the community together, they aim to help others make those connections.‘Brush and a Brew Club’ aims to do just this. The club was begun for those with little or no family or friend connections, whom can become very lonely.
G-Force understand that regular arts and craft sessions help support the elderly in sheltered housing and community housing in the area. These activities enable the elderly to engage with others, have new and fresh conversations and most of all, enjoy themselves.
It’s not just the elderly who benefit, G-Force also promote these art classes to young people and adults alike, to engage in crafts to achieve things they never thought possible. Much of the artwork produced is on public display in and around the Timperley and Altrincham areas.< Farrat are proud that our contribution will go towards keeping this club running and will have a lasting impact on those living in our local community.