September Sale

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

10 AM—2 PM


UPDATE: Fantastic response to this fundraiser. Thanks to the generosity of local people and the efforts of the volunteers, we raised over £580.

Just as important, people came together in a friendly and fun community event.

Very many thanks to all those who made it happen.


Meet Wild Honey people, see what we do, ask questions, join in, have fun

Stalls with handmade crafts and cards, homemade cakes, jams, high-quality bric-a-brac, books, live music and more

TEA, COFFEE, CAKES, LUNCHES—BANGERS & MASH

CHRISTCHURCH, 105A CLARENDON PARK ROAD, LEICESTER LE2 3AH

All welcome—browse the stalls, meet volunteers, learn about our Clarendon Park community projects, or just enjoy a cuppa or lunch. Proceeds to local Wild Honey projects, including trips out

Summer plant sale

Update—Final total raised from the plant sale is a stunning £310.

Very many thanks to all who took part in a brilliant social and community event. The proceeds will help our Tuesday group continue to thrive. Thank you.

Everyone loves a quick, pop-up plant sale. And late July is a perfect time for bringing a bit of new colour and foliage to the garden. Or if you prefer, giving a home to a new house plant.

And if plants are not your thing, just drop in for a chat, homemade cake and refreshments.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 27 July 2019
10 am till 12 noon
Christchurch, 105A Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

All plants are provided by volunteers and all proceeds go to Wild Honey.

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.



Creative collaboration

Collaborative artwork createdby members of the Tuesday Group
Wild Honey banner

At our last AGM a collaborative piece of work was mooted to represent the inclusive and cooperative nature of the Tuesday Group. A banner was decided on.

Under the guidance of one of our volunteers, Chris Broadbent, materials were ordered and members set about creating a design to be part of the whole.

Eventually, all the pieces were made into the banner which is now displayed in the Vaughan Powell room at Christchurch.

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 peter@wildhoney.org.uk, or phone or text 07837 965 725

Summer Saturday—1 September 2018

Update: Thanks to the generosity of the Clarendon Park community, we raised £550 for Wild Honey projects on Saturday. That’s absolutely brilliant, and means that we’re a step closer to our new trips venture.

Thanks to all who came and supported us. And very many thanks too to the volunteer stall holders and those who made and donated a terrific range of high-quality goods. With lunches and stunningly good music, it was a great social and community event too. Already looking forward to next year.

 

Our traditional fun, fundraising event is a bit later this year. We weren’t sure if September was still summer. But we decided that this year it will be! So a big warm, summery welcome to all for our major fundraising event of the year.

We think of it as a social and community occasion too. So it’s not just stalls, with high-quality bric-a-brac, jams, cakes, pickles, books & plants. We also invite everyone from Clarendon Park to drop in, say hello, meet friends, or talk to us about our projects. Refreshments and lunches will be on hand to keep us going.

We have a new venture to fundraise for this year, currently in the planning stage. We hope to set up cinema or theatre trips for those who rarely get out. It should be a brilliant venture, and all contributions gratefully received.

It’s at Christchurch, Clarendon Park Road, from 10 am to 2 pm. Feel free to download and pass on the leaflet below.

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.

 

A brilliant busk

From 10 am on Saturday morning 28 July, Nicola Mirams, also known as the Fundraising Flautist, will be outside Christopher James Deli on Queens Road serenading passers-by with a selection from her repertoire of classical, folk, modern and show tunes.

This is going to make a brilliant start to any weekend. Even better, Nicola is fundraising on this occasion for Wild Honey. So all generous donations from music-lovers inspired by her busking go straight to Clarendon Park’s own community project.

Volunteers from Wild Honey will also be around, to talk about what we do and answer questions.

We are massively grateful to Nicola and her team, and really looking forward to a fantastic event in our great community.

10 am to 11.30 am Saturday 28 July 2018 on Queens Road, outside Christopher James Deli.

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.