Community outreach has never been so important! We rose to the challenge, connecting people in Mochdre and reminding each other that even in the most difficult times we are stronger together.
When the Covid crisis hit in March 2020 we knew that good mental health would be an important factor in ensuring people would be able to cope with the day-to-day challenges that we would all face in the coming months. With the fantastic support of the National Lottery Community Fund, we were able to roll up our sleeves and get to work in Mochdre.
Mochdre is full of enthusiastic people and it wasn’t long before we had a Community Production team who named the project and set to work creating a flyer and thinking up ideas for the show. 17 digital programmes, viewable on the Pigtown Facebook page and Pigtown Productions YouTube channel every Sunday. A show full of community content from ‘It’s a Mochdre Thing’ where people shared their skill or talent, ‘News from the View’ our resident newsreader Midge giving us the local news from the pub and ‘Emma’s virtual Marathon’ following her training and success in completing the London Marathon along the coast.
Ben Digedig, our resident food critic, was on hand to give a completely unbiased review of all the fantastic food outlets in Mochdre during his weekly slot. While Si Cotic, the only American in Mochdre, reminded us to be nice and keep Mochdre tid
Absolute highlights of this epic project were the weekly interviews with local residents where we found out about their lives, times past in Mochdre and how they had contributed to the community. The take-over show for Bonfire night by both schools in Mochdre was a great achievement in communication and commitment resulting in a fantastic show packed with creative content made by the children of Mochdre. And not forgetting the Health and Wellbeing special during a more restricted lockdown period in which people sent us clips of their hobbies and ideas for taking time out. It really was inspiring.