DG’s Blog 7 October 2019

World polio day.

Have you registered your event yet? Follow this link to find out more and to register your event. https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day?gclid=CjwKCAjwxOvsBRAjEiwAuY7L8hs0qwF6ECk8hCvUJPGaDPlkSOMgqz3M0FecnKQmV-3_tLaWlS5ztBoCx2MQAvD_BwE


The Big Climate Fightback.

The Woodland Trust is calling on one million people to pledge to plant a tree to help fight the climate emergency. We need to act now!

This year, on 30 November the Woodland Trust are holding a mass participation tree planting day with events across the country and I understand that they will donate trees. Join in The Big Climate Fightback. https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB


SOUP.

Stewart Cursley went to a super community event in Wells called “SOUP” which could easily and very beneficially be facilitated by clubs. In essence, SOUP is a micro granting lunch celebrating and supporting creative projects in Wells. For a £5 donation, attendees received soup, a roll and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more.

Each presenter had four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, and vote on the project the voters think benefits the community the most.  At the end the votes are counted and the winner goes home with 50% of the money raised to carry out their project.  The other projects received the balance divided equally. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.

The ingredients for the soup were donated by Waitrose and the soup was made by a local state school. The atmosphere was great and all attendees were able to interact with many local community organisations.  The idea originated in  Detroit please see the link – https://detroitsoup.com/

The next SOUP event in Wells in on the 11th January 2020 at 12.50 if you are interested in attending to see SOUP in action just let Stewart know.


Conference.

I am looking forward to having FUN in Southampton with you at the weekend.

Best wishes

Dennis

 

 

 

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