Celebrating Maidenhead

9 Goodgymers helped their local community in Windsor and Maidenhead
Hannah Bolton
Jess Smith
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Windsor and Maidenhead

Sunday 16th April 2023

Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

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'Our Maidenhead' is a collaborative project aimed to tie in with National History month, celebrating Maidenhead past and present. The wall-hanging will consist of 49 panels, each depicting a different aspect of life in Maidenhead. One aim was to involve as many people from the community as possible, so Sheila put the call-out to see if any GoodGymmers fancied exercising their creative side and contribute to the mural. As usual, W & M Goodgym did not disappoint! Everyone took on a different topic, inspired by a favourite place, activity or which otherwise had a particular meaning for them. I was blown away by the different approaches and creativity of everyone in the group, using fabric, felt, wool, netting, beads, sequins, buttons, embroidery and quilting to depict their chosen topics. Well done to Amanda, Celine, Georgeta, Hannah, Jess, Nicola, Sheila, Sophie and Tessa for depicting such diverse topics as Braywick Nature Reserve, The Brickworks, Parkrun, Cliveden, Boulters Lock, White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead Advertiser, Goodgym, St Lukes Xmas Tree Festival, Maidenhead Bridge and Maidenhead Library. Amazing! After the squares have been assembled together with the other contributions, the mural is planned to be displayed in various locations in and around Maidenhead

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Craft Coop CIC
Beautifully handmade, uniquely local

Craft Coop has gained a reputation as a beautiful, award-winning shop full of unique, handcrafted products, but it's more than just the go to shop for a special gift. As a social enterprise business, Craft Coop gives over 200 local craftspeople the opportunity to trade in a High Street shop, provides business and social support, works with various charities and other organisations both in the shop and offsite, and helps bring vitality to Town Centres. Above all, Craft Coop is about Community.

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Sun 16th Apr 2023 at 7:54pm

Wow, amazing results! Beautiful work from everyone involved 👏👏