Annual Meeting, short and sweet

Wild Honey’s AGM is coming soon. We’ll approve the accounts and receive reports about what’s gone well and what hasn’t. We’ll talk about any new plans and ideas. And we’ll congratulate ourselves on yet another terrific year of Wild Honey activities.

We’re making this year’s meeting short and sweet. We’ll start at 6 pm on Wednesday 1 May at Christchurch on Clarendon Park Road. We’ll finish promptly at 7 pm. So it will be business-like. Anyone who wants to come will be very welcome.

If you can’t come, but have played any part at all in Wild Honey’s year, as a supporter, volunteer, participant or encourager—a very big thank you from us all.

Student volunteering opportunities

A very warm welcome to all students coming to Uni this month.

If you’re interested in getting a bit more engaged with the brilliant Clarendon Park community, consider one of our Wild Honey volunteering opportunities.

  1. On Tuesday afternoons we run a session offering local people arts and crafts, music, refreshments, secure and supported internet access and advice on sources of specialist help. We need volunteers to be a friendly and welcoming presence to add to the Tuesday Group’s great atmosphere.
  2. On Wednesday evenings we run Keep Up!, a chance for people who are struggling with modern gadgets to have their questions answered and practise new skills. We help with smart phones, tablets and laptops. You don’t need to be a geek, just friendly and patient.

We’ve had a number of wonderful student volunteers over recent years. They’ve enjoyed the experience, and found it useful in finding jobs too. “For one job I applied for the interview panel were really interested in it—it was a great thing to talk about”, says one of last year’s volunteers. He’s now got a graduate job!

For more info, have a look round this website and email, or phone or text 07837 965 725

Busking thanks

Many, many thanks to fundraising flautist Nicola Mirams, her team of helpers and the generous-hearted people of Clarendon Park.

In just 90 minutes’ busking on Saturday morning Nicola entertained the shoppers of Queens Road with a succession of folk, classical and show tunes, and raised over £72 for the Wild Honey projects.

As a small local charity, run entirely by volunteers, this will make a terrific difference to us. We are very grateful to all involved.

Nicola’s extraordinary fundraising venture continues, as she travels the country raising money for different charities. Check her website for her latest appearances, and her account of the Clarendon Park busk.


Model Railway grateful thanks

Many, many thanks to the organisers and attenders of the open day of Market Harborough Model Railway Group and Leicester Model Railway Group. They very kindly fundraised for Wild Honey at their event on 30 June. Latest info is that they raised a brilliant £275, which will make a massive difference to us for materials and equipment for regular sessions.

Sounds like it was a spectacular range of model layouts. So a great day all round. Thanks again to the railway groups and all those who donated food and refreshments and cooked and served food during the day.

Keep up! summer sessions 2018

Summer is a short term for our student volunteers. So you have to be quick for our Keep up! series. Just five sessions from May until mid June:

Wed 16 May
Wed 23 May
Wed 30 May
Wed 6 June
Wed 13 June

All welcome.