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Community Blog – communities coming together at a distance

This week we have begun to see some of the governments guidance relaxed for some of us after a bank holiday weekend of our communities coming together at a distance to celebrate VE day. Seeing our communities rooting for each other and bringing a bit of fun to their streets– gathering as households on driveways to be serenaded by local singers, having an afternoon tea (or possibly something stronger!), decorating by putting up flags … and in my village scarecrows! And in some cases we have been lucky enough to be the recipients of some of our communities choosing to support GWAAC as a part of these celebrations – thank you!

As we move into a new phase, we have been given the opportunity to get out and about more than once a day - possibly visit the golf course if you’re a keen player, or play tennis or basketball as a household. This means your GWAAC Community Team are sighing a small sigh of relief that our supporters can start to get back to doing the hobbies they love safely. We have been lucky enough to be the chosen charity for many sports clubs in our region this year and have been so disappointed we could not be at many of the events planned that could no longer take place. Despite this many clubs have found alternative ways to show their support, from Beaufort Polo Club including GWAAC facts in their yearbooks, and many local group members taking on personal challenges from running, stair climbing and more! We can’t wait to be back with you – but for now stay safe!

P.S. If you are really missing out on your GWAAC fix we are now offering virtual talks via Zoom so any groups you are involved in can learn more about what our crew gets up to. To find out more please get in touch with us at

Vicky, Joe and Ian