Dozens of families are involved in an exciting rock hunt around Littleport following the success of a local craft project.
Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with ThePORT Youth Group and Littleport Parish Council to offer family rock painting to residents of all ages, with a series of crafting sessions taking place over the last few weeks.
Rock fever has taken over the town, with hundreds of people attending a painting event during half-term and a 700-strong Facebook group tracking the progress of the rocks as they are hidden around the local area for others to find and re-hide.
Wider support of ThePORT
The rock painting sessions form part of Sanctuary’s wider support of ThePORT Youth Group. Since October last year, a programme of five family crafting events has taken place, including a special Christmas session and a magic show and disco.
“The whole community has taken this project to heart”
Joanne Coe, project leader for ThePORT Youth Group, said: “I really can’t believe how popular the rock painting and hunt has been! It’s still going strong, with Littleport residents of all ages and walks of life posting every day on our Facebook group. It’s fantastic to see how the whole community has taken this project to heart with different generations all working together.”
“The project has made such a difference to our young people in particular”
Parish and district councillor for Littleport Jo Webber added: “The project has seen all of the participants develop new crafting skills, and has made such a difference to our young people in particular. Parents and carers have had a great opportunity to spend quality time with their children and socialise with other families.”
All Littleport residents can get involved with the rock painting and hunt through ‘ThePORT Rocks’ Facebook group.
This project was funded by Sanctuary Housing’s Grand Ideas Fund, which is currently accepting applications from community projects which will benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.