Earlier this year LoveBrum, joined forces with the students of Perry Beeches The Academy and the residents of Sanctuary’s Homelands care home to promote the value of intergenerational activities within the local community. The charity awarded £1,000 towards the ‘Homelands Festival’, a project focused on bringing the residents, students and other community groups together in a two-night festival spectacular.
Over the past four years, students from Perry Beeches’ The Academy have regularly visited Homelands in a bid to build relationships with residents and banish the confinements of social isolationism amongst the older generation. With the support of LoveBrum, they were able to take the next step in combatting the stigma that falls around intergenerational activities in the local community and hold the first ever Homelands Festival. 150 guests of all ages were invited to camp within the gardens of the care home in a festival-inspired celebration. The cash boost provided by LoveBrum allowed guests to enjoy a variety of activities, food, drink, entertainment and live music. Guests were serenaded by Perry Beeches very own music students and were able to participate in a whole host of activities, including traditional lawn games. The festival-goers were also able to make the most of a delicious hog roast and an array of other tasty treats throughout the weekend, all provided thanks to LoveBrum’s funding. The idea being to break down the barriers between ages and bringing together young and old for a celebration for the whole community.