When Bayfields Opticians put out a call to discover a local community champion, many of us immediately submitted Emma Brewer. The seemingly never ending lockdowns and especially the 3rd or 4th one in January 2021 was dark for us all. When Emma proposed this creative challenge to keep us mentally focused, active and together many of us felt a purpose that we had been lacking for a long time. Knowing how community, creation and connection is an important part for all of us Emma saw how much we enjoyed and got out of the challenges. We were awarded points for each entry and then at the end in March 2021 we had an awards evening online. For many of us it was a change to discover new talents and skills, pick up neglected ones including instruments and for some a way of simply being connected and less isolated.