Building Bridges Pendle was a key player in reaching out to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. At a time when Pendle was under the threat of facing increased local restrictions, we carried out a campaign to raise the awareness of the situation we are in and the importance of staying safe and following guidelines recommended by the local authority.
The campaign involved going into communities and giving out free t-shirts, face coverings and hand sanitiser and speaking to people about the situation we are in. Knocking on doors to encourage people to get tested in order to reduce the rates in Pendle and holding digital community conversations around the issue. There was also the chance for young people to decorate and personalise a face covering with the help of Gosha Art.
This was all done in a positive manner hoping to motivate people in being sensible and responsible with the Lets do this for Pendle mind-set. By doing this we were able to reach out and speak to many people across the borough whilst visiting Nelson, Brierfield, Colne and Barnoldswick.