Monday 19th May 2014
Popular north London jewellery maker, designer and teacher, Melissa Doussey, will be leading a free creative workshop for single parents on May Bank Holiday Saturday (May 24th) in the Andover Estate’s Community Hub, Corker Walk, London N7 7RY.
The event, which starts at 1pm, is being hosted and funded by the Lone Parents’ Group from the UCKG HelpCentre in Finsbury Park and is free to local single parents. The group will also be providing childcare facilities for participants’ children, run by DBS approved volunteers, to ensure that the event is as accessible as possible.
Daisy Adjorgbor who leads the Lone Parents Group said: “It’s all too easy for lone parents to be totally caught up in the routine of caring for their kids with no time and little money for themselves. We’d like to give some of them a break and an opportunity to learn something interesting in a happy sociable environment.”
Jewellery making is a skill that can be developed at many levels, from hobby to part time small business standard and beyond. Melissa Doussey, for instance teaches the subject to after school groups and holds classes in various parts of north London as well as running an online jewellery business.
Melissa, who grew up in a single parent home following her father’s death added: “A lot of pleasure and a great sense of achievement can be gained by making necklaces, earrings and broaches for presents and for yourself.
“Some of the simpler jewellery-making techniques can be learned quite quickly, and I will also be encouraging creative thinking that will help participants come up with original designs.”
The workshop will run for two hours from 1pm until 3pm and refreshments will be provided for the participants and their accompanied children. Admission to the event is free but in order to secure a place, prospective participants need to book via the 24-hour helpline at 020 7686 6000 and specify how many children will accompany them.
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
The Lone Parents’ Group is primarily for younger teenage mothers, but welcomes all lone parents who would appreciate assistance and advice on getting their lives back on track and creating a harmonious family environment for themselves and their children.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.
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