#SaveFamilySaturdays at Aspex Gallery

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Since being founded in 2016 Family Saturdays has encouraged over 3000 children to explore their creativit, building vital skills and confidence!

Family Saturdays is a free weekly workshop run Aspex Gallery and local artists for children and their families as an opportunity let their creativity run wild and spend time with their parents/guardians.

However with funding coming to an end this year Apsex need your help! On Saturday 27th April at 10am Aspex launched a month long crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise £4,500 to continue operating this workshop.

By donating online there will be awards available for people who donate.

Vicky Chapter, Participation & Learning Manager at Aspex, said:

“We [Aspex] believe that everyone has the right to access art, and the benefit that it has upon our wellbeing and development. Because of this it is crucial to us that these workshops continue to operate and remain free for children and families -- so that they are fully accessible for everyone in our community."

A parent, and regular attender of the workshops, said:

“I really hope the crowdfunder brings in enough money for these sessions to continue running. With the Sure Start centres closing - things for young children and families to do together are almost gone from the city. This is really precious and we all really need it”.

Your contribution can make a real difference, as all donations made will be match funded by Arts Council England thanks to their Catalyst: Evolve programme - meaning the money raised will go even further.

The crowdfunder closes at 10am on Saturday 25 May 2019. To support the campaign, visit: aspex.org.uk

You can join the conversation online by using the hashtag #SaveFamilySaturdays on social media.


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