Giving people the opportunity to imagine, fund & create projects that bring their local area to life
Liverpool 8's Own - Homegoing Facebook Group, has been established to benefit those families impacted during the period of the Corona Virus. Due to social distancing regulations, families of the deceased are unable to give their loved ones the traditional funeral send-off they deserve. This fundraising drive has been set up to bring communities with ties to Liverpool 8, together to plan and organise a community Homegoing event. The purpose of this event will be to celebrate and/or, commemorate those we lost during the period of Corona Virus. We are therefore, grateful for any funding contributions you are able to make. Funds raised will ensure that those most affected by Corona Virus, will be able to give their friends and loved ones the community send-off they deserve.
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Why it's a great idea:
An multi ethnic grassroots forum focussed on family support, ensuring that those deceased get the community send-off they deserve. Funerals are often occasions where communities come together, our aim is to build on that tradition. The Group has grown organically, where people from all cultures share common experiences commemorating the lives of those who have passed on. The inspiration for the group was to help alleviate some of the distress caused by restrictions imposed due to coronavirus and social distancing. Community cohesion is a beautiful thing, often discussed but rarely achieved, we therefore, encourage communities to share memories, live stream funerals, plan events that benefit friends and families. Whilst Homegoing has Liverpool 8 as its initial focus, it is much broader than this district, recognising that Liverpool is a whole community and given its social history, people from all parts of the City have strong ties to families’ and communities within this area.
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About the space
The area has been characterised by its ethnic diversity and strong community spirit. However, it is one of the most deprived parts of the City, an area that has some of the poorest health outcomes and highest unemployment. In recent years, housing and environmental improvements have helped to regenerate the area, whilst progressive polici
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