The Spitz wins Mayor of London’s award 🏆
The Spitz received a grant from Culture Seeds in autumn 2018, which funded a “1-to-1” arts project at Bridgeside Lodge Care Home.
The 1-to-1 project focussed on deepening relationships with individual residents of the home and the positive knock-on effect that this had on the wellbeing and mood of all the residents, staff, family and friends.
As a result of the success of this project, we were presented with the award for "Culture and Wellbeing 2019” by Mayor Sadiq at City Hall on Thursday 16th May.
L-R Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Thom Rowlands, Tanya Cracknell, Marvin Brown and Jane Glitre of The Spitz Charitable Trust and Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simons.
Photograph © Greater London Authority
Our first project was a series of guitar lessons between Bridgeside Lodge resident John Chamen, and Thom Rowlands of the Spitz.
Our second project, with resident Aida Martinez (pictured below left with her friend Olive) was a series of chats with Jane Glitre, director of the Spitz, about Aida's life, after we learned that her illness had become terminal. She said: