17 March 2021

From Monday 22nd to Friday 27th March, YMCA Crewe are asking the residents of Crewe and Nantwich to help create a ‘Window Wanderland’, filling our streets with colour and creativity.

As we approach one whole year since the day we first went in to lockdown, we are all aware that many of our family, friends and neighbours are finding it tougher than ever. So many people are feeling isolated and that feeling of loneliness takes its toll on emotional and mental wellbeing.

We want to do something to show that even in the most difficult of times, people in our community are there for each other.

The YMCA Crewe Window Wanderland will be a symbol of warmth and togetherness. A beacon of light in the darkness.

It could be strings of fairy lights in your garden, tracing paper silhouettes taped up in your window, or colourful collections of dolls and teddies displayed for all to see. Like the rainbows for the NHS, or the Christmas decoration displays that spread so much cheer, your contribution will be a symbol of community.

To take part, all you need to do is choose your design, and then from the 22nd to 27th March from 6pm to 9pm, light up your display, and post a photo on social media using the hashtag #YMCACreweWindowWanderland. Don’t forget to tell people you are taking part to encourage others to participate, and join us in shining a light on the wonderful spirit of community that we have in Crewe and Nantwich.

If you would like more information, email lisa.cormack@ymcacrewe.org.uk for inspiration for window designs, or a step-by-step toolkit to help you design your own.