Not only have Tektura supported our participants with training and provision of wallpaper, but they have created digital wallcoverings from the paintings in the charity’s collection which are sold to raise money for Bounce Back.
In addition they have invited Bounce Back members to design a wallpaper – they’re working on it!
BOUNCE BACK IN BLOOM
Our garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July 2014 was a colourful expression of our inspiring story giving people a second chance. It narrated the journey our participants embark upon with us through plant form, texture and colour showing the transition from unskilled offender to employed painter and decorator.
A focal point was a Sculptured “Orb” handcrafted within HMP Rochester by partners Changing Paths. Engraved with the words “An obstacle is often a Stepping Stone” the sculpture symbolised the many issues participants must overcome to get their lives back on track. The ball is now situated within HMP Brixton.
Alongside the painting and decorating, creative projects enables us to embrace other opportunities and seek employment for other recruits.
BOUNCE BACK ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Some of our participants demonstrate that they have creative skills while they’re with us and we give them the opportunity to develop this. In addition we invite other creative projects to join with us and we work up ideas including writing and theatre projects. We have our first creative project ambassador at Warwick University who is spreading the word, a new recruit recently left Stamford Hall.
We also invite agencies to offer an internship to our trainees.
Supported by www.kardofindlater.com