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Builder Book Winter Box essembly

In late November 2021, the Split Perspectivz team geared up for their greatest challenge to

date, the assembly and distribution of 18, 000 Builder Book imagination boxes over the

course of a month to children and families across Merseyside.

The operation took place with temporary staff and volunteers, at a site in Birkenhead where

the team built up to 1,000 boxes per day, wrapped them onto pallets and readied them for

transport to depots across the City. There was a fabulously jovial atmosphere on the

assembly line as we sang our favourite Christmas carols and built a beautiful construction

themed Christmas tree.

The activity was funded by the Department of Education, One Knowsley, LCVS, and

managed by both Knowsley and Liverpool Councils. We also contributed funds from our

own community pot, and in-kind donations from Liverpool Heartbeat Charity, New Start

Homes and the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University.

Guidance and support also came from Liverpool John Moore’s University who have helped

us to look at our processes and systems, and access student graduates under the Future

Graduate Scheme.

It takes a village, and we are pleased to report that, despite paper and driver shortages

world-wide, we managed to deliver all boxes 1 week before deadline.

The feedback has been overwhelming, and we are currently taking all our findings on board,

along with comments from staff and beneficiaries, to create a bigger, better box and

accompanying workshops for 2022.

Watch this space!

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