Being involved with the community is very important to us.
Here at Aspire To Move we feel that it is very important to be involved with the local community and support local businesses, events and charities.
We strive every quarter to be involved within the local community so if you have a local event or charity please pick up the phone as we would love to be involved!
Aspire To Move believe that in times of trouble if we stay together as one we can accomplish more. The news of the lockdown and Covid-19 was a huge surprise to all of us. We quickly realized that many in our community including our elderly neighbour would require assistance and needed to observe the 12 week lockdown. Due to our location we could also see that the local chemist had a surging demand and struggling to cope.
We took it on ourselves and the other local businesses to create our facebook group @Careincamden. Designed to help those that do not have anyone to get shopping, prescriptions and errands whilst self isolating. This has been a great success and we have loved getting to know some of the locals whilst assisting.
This event takes place every year – http://larkhall-festival.org.uk/larkhalllockdown/ – and is well known in the area especially the famous soap box race. We were over the moon that they decided to run the event virtually and we immediately asked to be involved. We promoted the event and launched a home and garden photography competition. We loved seeing all the photographs coming in and it was hard to choose a winner. However, East of Bath took the prize and used the prize money to buy all local produce to support those local businesses. We are very much looking forward to being involved next year and watch this space as an Aspire soap box might be making an appearance.
We recognize that lockdown was proving hard for those home schooling and keeping the kids busy. One of the directors here at Aspire to move found herself thrown into being a school teacher whilst juggling working from home like many more. We decided to put out a virtual coloring competition to all the children for a bit a fun. This was a huge success with many creative entries. We were delighted to deliver the goodies to our lucky winners.
Continuing on from the first half of 2020 we kept it going and from August right the way through to December we helped in our local community. We started with a pumpkin craving competition, we sponsored the Bathesaston fireworks and finished by donating a huge hamper to a local school to help raise money through a Christmas raffle.