Through the Community Makes Us campaign, members of the Connection Coalition are celebrating the ways people have been coming together during COVID-19 crisis.

So much of our lives have been off-limits and so many of us have experienced huge loss. During this time the small ways we have been able to connect with each other have meant, more than ever.

More of us have been remembering to look out for each other, to take care of one another, to be there for one another. People have seen the importance of our communities and have put extra effort into preserving old and building new connections.

This has been a chance to really change the way we see each other, the places we live and how we each fit in. It’s a chance to to build stronger, kinder better-connected communities. It’s a change we need, not just for now, but for good. Let’s remember that we are the ones that make our community. And our community makes us.

The Rural Coffee Caravan is proud to be a part of the Connection Coalition and we hope that many more Suffolk charities will join and take part in the #CommunityMakesUs campaign. We have seen such wonderful examples of exactly this over the last few months and we must celebrate it to preserve it! So do join the Coalition, download the artwork and pop it your websites too and use the # on your social media. We are all in this together!