Thursday, 6th December 2018
Local charity unveil recovery labyrinth to help support wellbeing
Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind hosts a festive celebration and opening ceremony at their Community Roots garden to unveil their newly created Peacock Butterfly Labyrinth, on Saturday 15 December, 10am-2pm.
The event will feature the ribbon cutting at 10am by Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Mary Coleman and Philip Eke, CEO of Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind, followed by a few words by David Kelf (labyrinth expert and enthusiast) and an opportunity for attendees to walk the labyrinth.
The opening of the labyrinth coincides with a festive celebration on site to mark the end of the Wild Haven Project; a partnership between The Green Light Trust and Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind’s, Community Roots garden space.
Local Artist, Anne Bury, who was commissioned by Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind and funded by Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ to design and install the labyrinth, said: “The Labyrinth was inspired by the peacock butterflies that visit the garden. It’s an original contemporary design, hand scored and hand painted. The scored design of the path lines represents the abundance of willow grown on the site.”
Caroline Fernandez, Community Roots Manager, said: “Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. Walking a recovery labyrinth can help your health and wellbeing by reducing stress. It is a chance to walk mindfully with reflection, contemplation and meditation. Our hope is that it will become a space that our community can continue to enjoy.”
The festive celebration will conclude with some willow planting and festive refreshments.
This is a free to attend, open to all event. For further information on Community Roots and their weekly activities and events visit www.gywmind.org.uk/community-roots