Mount House and Severn View care home in Shrewsbury recently presented Designs In Mind, Oswestry with a cheque for £775.00 towards equipment for art and design projects. Designs In Mind is a working studio, tucked away in Shropshire, where adults living with mental health challenges work together on ambitious, experimental art and design projects.
The grant had been awarded by Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity that helps older people and adults with a disability or mental health problems across England, Scotland and Wales by offering grants to help people connect or re-connect with others in their local community.
The team at Designs In Mind welcomed Adrian Suciu, General Manager at Mount House and Severn View to the studio to see one of the development workshop groups in action and to receive the cheque and celebrate being awarded the grant. [Pictured L-R; Emily Huckworthy, Kevin Gibson, Charlotte Phillips, Adrian Suciu].
Miss Charlotte Phillips, Fundraiser, said “The money has enabled us to purchase a heavy duty drill and wood router for bigger community projects. Our members are in the process of designing a 2m high sculptor for installation at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital to reflect their commitment to the community throughout the pandemic. The design will be a symbol of hope and reflection to boost mural and be enjoyed by all visitors and staff at the hospital.
Adrian Suciu from the home said: “We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities. ‘Designs In Mind’ provides a vital pathway service for referred individuals from across the region, a safe place to express their creativity, build confidence and gain transferable skills for the future through collaborative art projects.”