We have been offered the chance to acquire two amazing wood carvings, at a massive discount, as long as they are displayed in a public space for all to see. Our preferred site is Flixton Gardens, who have agreed to house the sculptures pending council approval. We aim to raise £900 for the acquisition of the sculptures, plus £300 to set them securely in place. If we reach the target we will set a stretch target of another £400 to develop a Japanese garden around the Japanese Princess sculpture.
The Urmston Wombles and Impact Tuition have offered to sort the transportation and the installation of the sculptures on concrete bases.
There is a lot of research showing how using green spaces such as parks, gardens and meadows can have health benefits and that pleasant environments, which include having public art, can improve the quality of peoples lives and improve mental wellbeing.
- The environment around you plays a significant role in your mental capital or cognitive abilities
- Living in a safe, green, conducive environment is seen to have positive effects on physical health and mental well-being
- Stress, depression, frustration, work or family life imbalance, learning disabilities, cognition problems… To a certain extent all these ailments also occur due to threatening environmental conditions
- The greener, the better… Clean, nurturing and safe environment leads to overall sense of physical-mental health and well-being.
We believe this project fulfils these criteria.
Please donate and help make M41 a better place to live.
Oh and we think the kids will love it too.