A little about Talk About Art’s Picture My World. Longley Charity Event.
Thank you to everyone that supported our latest Longley charity event and congratulations to Billy Drummond who was selected as the winner of the iPad Air. We’re currently working on our next charity project, keep an eye our socials for an announcement in the coming weeks.
A few words from Melanie Jones – Talk About Art charity number is 1168412 (our chosen charity for this event):
Talk About Art would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the iPad raffle and for The Longley Group for making us their chosen charity.
The money raised will mean we can continue to offer our virtual art club, Picture My World free of charge to young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are struggling with mental health issues, the impact of Covid and lockdown or just need a safe space to discover ways to express themselves visually.
During this last lockdown the ONS (office for national statistics) found that 16-24-year-olds were around five times more likely to report chronic loneliness than those aged 75 and above. In addition to the issue of isolation, we have supported bereaved young people, those who are transitioning and some with PTSD.
Picture My World has brought together a group of young people who have supported each other while creating some great art. As we enter a period of Covid recovery the mental health of our young people will continue to be something that requires our support.
Other projects we are running this year include Talk About Art and Our Environment working with disadvantaged children in Lewisham, Greenwich and Bromley to highlight local environmental issues through art and UR ART 2021 – Theme Park Challenge, invites you to design your dream theme park ride and win one of two fantastic prizes.
These children and young people are the artists, designers, engineers and architects of our future. Thanks to your support they have the chance to realise their full potential.
Click here to see how we selected the winner: https://www.facebook.com/LongleyGroup/videos/482593646258286