Each week during school term a community of 15-20 craft lovers of all ages and abilities meet together at Broadview Baptist Church, but ‘Broadview Together’ is more than just an art and craft group. The group is “intentionally inclusive” with 25% of attendees identifying as having a disability.
The men and women produce an array of creative projects, including macramé, watercolour painting, card making, stamping, crochet, knitting… This is accompanied by music, chatting, laughter and a cuppa.
Several participants with disabilities colour in, which has been shown to reduce stress, improve motor skills, promote well-being. The bright creations that are created are then cut up and handmade into cards and prints.
All cards made by the group are sold at Broadview Baptist Church and at SARAH’s Gift Shop, located at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), with proceeds supporting the RAH Research Fund and the hospital’s Social Work and Counselling Services.
Pictured – Jenny shows her colouring in and The cards sold at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
Look out for an article coming up in the September Together in Mission magazine about Broadview Together.
If you would like more information about participating in, volunteering with, or replicating the great work done at Broadview Together, please contact Rostrevor Baptist Church on 8336 1466 or email [email protected].