Call us on: 0116 2769186
Mail us on: [email protected]
Charity No.: 1119027
Tel: 0116 2769186
450 Gipsy Lane, Leicester, LE5 0TB
The Emerald Centre have launched "The Shine a Light " outreach project to support community members in isolation due to the pandemic. In a collaborative effort we aim to ensure Irish seniors and traveller families are getting the support they need. Emerald Centre, Leicester and Leicestershire Irish Forum, GATE, Irish Studies, Comhaltas and the GAA are working together to ensure:
Befriending and message delivery from friends within the community.
Food parcels going out to people in need.
Medicine will be collected and delivered.
Improved communication with regular newsletters.
Provide simple exercise sheets and video's that are easy to follow.
Activity boxes to include arts and crafts, sewing, knitting, puzzles and quizzes.
Social media workshops.
Online resources to encourage the enjoyment and sharing of our cultures art and craft.
This project will last until August.
For queries about food parcel delivery please contact Kiran on 07972 5294849
For news letter and activity box related communication contact Angela and Stuart on 07947 507480 or 07914 6767739
For volunteer efforts and promotion of online workshops and events contact Mary on 07980 344883
For queries related to the support of the Traveller community contact Jackie on 07934 839321 or [email protected]
If you are in need or know of Irish elders in need of support contact Brendan on 07936 358383 or email [email protected]
If you wish to speak to oversight manager contact Tony on 07733888294
If you and a loved one would like to watch and hear wonderful programmes, documentaries and music from Ireland, please visit the new Emigrant Support Stay At Home Library.
Embassy London is pleased to launch From Isolation - Inspiration, a series of videos from artists across these islands designed to inspire and bring solace and cheer in these testing times. https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/news-and-events/latest-news/from-isolation---inspiration.html
Audio Book 1: Journal Of The Irish Studies Workshop Vol 1 Produced by the Emerald Centre Leicester with the generous support of the Emigrant Support Programme and IrishEmbassyGB. https://youtu.be/2UdHqocFh5I
The Stronger Together News Letter is being produced by our Irish Library Team and will accompany the activity boxes.