This is Jaywick
This Lent the children and I will be raising money for the charity Inclusion Ventures.
This wonderful organisation is helping those who live in Social Exclusion. ~ Especially those living in the deprived area of Jaywick. Jaywick (our North East Essex neighbour) is said to be one of the most deprived areas in Europe!
In order to help raise awareness of this charity (and to raise some much needed charitable donations), each weekend throughout Lent the children and I have decided to complete ‘One’ challenge, to help Inclusion Ventures. A JustGiving fundraising page will be put in place shortly. In the mean-time please click on the link below, and enjoy reading how this wonderful charity helps the deprived children of Jaywick.
In addition to our weekly challenge ~ Every 3 days throughout Lent the children and I will be sharing our other Lenten project with you ~ to raise awareness of the deprivation in Jaywick ~ and to encourage all to give generously ~ to those who so desperately need our support.
Our project was inspired by The Brentwood Stations of the Cross project ~ at the Cathedral of St Mary’s and St Helen’s in Brentwood Essex ~ where fifteen of the ‘finest’ contemporary painters were challenged to ‘consider anew the Stations of the Cross’ by painting their own Station ~ provoking questions about human suffering and the Divine.
Except . . . our project involves no distinguished artists ~
No elitist Cathedral backdrop ~
No pretence ~
And no captive middle class audience.
It involves me and my children ~
The very real poverty of Jaywick ~
Exclusion that needs addressing ~
And your generosity to make it happen.
Today it is Ash Wednesday.
“Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.”
“Unless I had been animated by an almost supernatural enthusiasm, my application to this study would have been irksome and almost intolerable. To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death.”
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
And so for the next so many blogs ~ together may we walk