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The Dandelion Project

by Sugar Stealers in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

£2,111

£5,000 target 1 day left
42% 46 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th June 2021 at 12:00pm

To create a ‘safe-space’ for women to explore creativity and positive wellbeing practice, as we transition out of lockdown restrictions.

by Sugar Stealers in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

The Sugar Stealers are a team of 5 unique and creative women with combined experience in entertainment, mental health support and community projects. The organisation was started in 2019 with the purpose of breaking down barriers that affect deprived communities in order to encourage healing and progression.

The Dandelion Project was designed to support the wellbeing of women from different back grounds, ages and ethnicities who were experiencing a range of disadvantages and challenges, that, due to lockdown were heightened, to include; life threatening illness, domestic violence, bereavement, mental health issues, unemployment, PTSD, giving birth and pregnancy. 

With the end of lockdown restrictions inching closer and the tragic news of Sarah Everard's murder, we decided to bring the project forward to launch in March 2021 to help women heal and empower each other as they re-join an uncertain world.

We created an online ‘safe space’ for women to attend daily wellbeing & creative workshops in; creative writing, dance, meditation, cooking, drawing, sewing, bee keeping, poetry etc all designed by women for women, with the aim of providing a platform for them to share stories, journeys, experiences and learn new skills which in turn enabled them to build confidence, connect with others and reduced isolation. 

The need, demand and reach were beyond all expectations. We connected with over 542 women who joined us from the UK, across Europe and all the way to India, the USA, and Canada. We created a platform for a united voice that gave women of all ages a way of expressing and channeling, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Both the practitioners and participants reported that the project helped them get more active, more creative and more social and have expressed an improvement in their wellbeing and confidence . The boxing workshops were very popular as women needed to express concern and anger and feel they were doing something positive to increase their confidence and control over their fears.

With your support we can continue to nourish this growing community of women who, through sharing and creating, are committed to making positive steps back into 'normality'. This funding will enable The Dandelion Project to connect with even more women around the world, continue to offer workshops and help cultivate an environment where women feel safe to explore and express themselves without fear or judgement.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Sugar Stealers Logo Fabric Sew On Patch

For donations of £5 or more, Sugar Stealers are offering a super cute sew on patch of our retro Sugar Stealers logo!

£10 or more

Dandelion Pin Badge

Sugar Stealers are offering a super cute dandelion pin badge for donations of £10 or more.

£25 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Dandelion Hat and Tote Bag

Tricia Gardiner is offering a hand-knitted dandelion hat and tote bag for donations of £25 or more.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

"Dear My Body" Workshop with Anna Mansell

Anna Mansell is offering a body positivity workshop for a donation of £30 or more

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pasta & Focaccia Making Session with Chiara

Learn the art of making fresh pasta and focaccia with Chiara! For a donation of £35 or more, 1 person will leave this session with a full belly and some amazing foodie knowledge.

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fermentation Workshop with Soul Seed Kitchen.

Learn the fermentation process of sauerkrauts and kombucha in this amazing workshop with Soul Seed Kitchen!

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Online Course in the Ancient Art of Skep Making

Paula Carnell has offered access to an online course in the ancient art of skep making which includes a video and lessons, plus an interview with Skep Master, Chris Park.

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

3 X 30 min PT sessions with Tash Holway

For a donation of £55 or more, personal trainer Tash Holway is offering three 30 minute PT sessions - built to suit your needs.

£65 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 X Hypnotherapy Sessions with Molly-May Gardiner

Training hypnotherapist Molly-May Gardiner is offering 2 hypnotherapy sessions for a donation of £65 or more.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Tea & Bees - A Day at the Hive with Esther Coles

For a donation of £75 or more, Esther Coles is inviting 1 person to spend a day at the Bee Hives where you will receive refreshments whilst you learn about bee keeping.

£85 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A Framed Poem by Fringe Poetry

Sophie Stevens AKA Fringe Poetry is offering a framed piece of original poetry for a donation of £85 or more.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A piece of original art by Charlotte Derby

Charlotte Derby is offering an original handmade art work for a donation of £100 or more.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Slow Flow Yoga Session x 3

Izzy Holder from Slow Flow Yoga is offering drop in yoga sessions for a donation of £45 or more. You have the option of 3 sessions for 1 person OR 1 session for several people.

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