Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Crest, Waltham Forest Art Competition

CREST Waltham Forest is an independent voluntary organisation that has been serving the people of the borough since 1971. CREST is committed to working with those of all faith traditions and of none to serve the community by empowering disadvantaged and marginalized groups through health, education, leisure and social action projects.
Crest Waltham Forest and EVOLVE – Postcard / logo competition £100.00 prize!!!

1. Overall objectives
To create a series of nine boxes that represents the eight life domains of the Community Bridge Builders.
Each box should represent ONE of the following themes. We would like to invite you to respond to one of the above themes.
If you would like to submit more than one artwork please note that it is ONE THEME PER BOX:
- THEMES for each BOX -

For more information,project criteria and art work submission please contact

What is CREST?

It currently operates four projects:
• Weekly Groups for Older People with a Disability that, through arts and crafts activities, healthy living advice, a cooked meal and educational speakers, promote independent living for approximately 75 local frail elderly people
• Evolve, a Community Bridge Building project that provides support to those people going to their GP with mild to moderate mental health problems. It supports them to take up mainstream services in the fields of arts, community, culture, education, employment, faith, leisure, sports, and volunteering
• Harmony Hall, a multicultural family centre serving the people of central Walthamstow, which is home to a host of varied adult education classes, faith and community groups as well as Waltham Forest Community Credit Union and North East London Advocacy Service
• Waltham Forest Mental Health Befriending Service, which trains and supports volunteers to provide an hour or two’s weekly support to local people with mild to moderate mental health problems who are lonely and socially isolated.

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