Sending messages of kindness

Older and younger people in Middlesbrough send messages of kindness to each other...

This August, a unique postcard project has been set up to offer messages of support for older and younger people in our area.  

Ageing Better Middlesbrough – along with staff from the Linx Project, Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough Environment City and Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland’s ‘Food and Friendship’ initiative – have launched the ‘Rainbow Friends’ campaign. 

Children from Breckon Hill Primary School, the Happy Cactus art group and the Linx Project designed various images and pictures, which were then put on a postcard. This was then replicated by Ageing Better Middlesbrough members from the ‘Brushstrokes’ art group. 

Both parties then wrote messages of kindness for each other. 

Postcard design by our members to children

Postcard design by children to our members

Julie McGee, from the Food and Friendship Project said:  “Working together to provide a message for those who really need it is more important than ever.  

“Older people have been at home for long periods and children have had to go without school, so it’s been a strange time for everyone involved. We hope that this postcard has put a smile on the face of everyone who has received one.”  

If you would like to send a postcard to a younger person, or you an older member of the community who would like to receive one, just get in touch by emailing and we will send you a pack with everything you need to get involved.  


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