Friday, 6 September 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Clair was interviewed by the BBC Radio Leeds about our 'Green Message' project and the fantastic job done by our volunteers to salvage good quality camping equipment.


Feedback from local community organisations: Oxenhope Youth Club

Feedback from local community organisation: Scouts - Manchester

BCB Radio Bradford - 2013.08.13 - Interview Raphael

Listen to Raphael's interview on BCB radio (Bradford) about our green action at Beacons Festival.




Monday, 26 August 2013

FEEDBACK from organisations PART 1

Feedback from organisations that came to Beacons Festival to collect camping equipment we salvaged for them:



“Now we have spare camping equipment for our volunteers to borrow, we hope lack of money will no longer be a barrier to people in getting involved with The Ladybird Project. Thank you so much for the brilliant work you do in turning people's festival rubbish into other people's valuable assets!” - Tamsin Macdonald, Ladybird Project (Leeds).



"We have three 4 man tents which will supplement our scout camping equipment. At present we have three very old canvas patrol tents that were in desperate need of replacement. You and your team have allowed us to replace these with considerably less capital than we would normally have to find from our dwindling and precious resources these days. The young people using them in future will also be as - if not - more grateful for more modern and up to date equipment. Thanks again.” - john Seymour, Crossroads Scouts Keighley West Yorkshire (Accrington Lancs).



“A HUGE thank you to the Everything Is Possible team for the camping gear from Beacons Festival. The equipment donated to our new Guide unit is massively appreciated and will save us Monday on equipment. Some items, including groundsheets, sleeping mats and sleeping bags, will enable Brownies and Guides who could not otherwise join us at camp to attend, which is excellent. Having not had such donations before, I was not sure quite what state of cleanliness the items might have been, but I have to say I was totally impressed by the way the items were selected, prepared and packed for us – it really made the unpacking and any cleaning needed very easy. I honestly can’t thank you enough, and the team on the day were so smiley and helpful…even when I was lost in the field and couldn’t find them on collection day!” - Harriet Wibberley, 1st Gisburn Guide and Brownie units (Barnoldswick).



“I would like to thank you all for the camping equipment which I collected on behalf of Horton Park Primary school in Bradford. The school is situated in inner city Bradford in a deprived area where the children's lives are at best difficult. They would never have the opportunity to experience camping or the really fun activities associated with it without all the gear you have so kindley collected for them. I wish you would be able to see their faces because I know all your aches and pains would be forgotten once you see them. Again may i take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you all and be happy in the fact that your actions will positively affect so many deserving children.” - Mark Parry, Outdoor education and extended learning coordinator at Horton Park Primary School (Bradford)



''Thank you Everything Is Possible for our new camping equipment for Oxenhope Youth Club - we're looking forward to our first camping trip, made possible by your fantastic project! Yey!!'' - Penny Cusdin, Oxenhope Youth Club (Keighley).



“I would like to say a huge thank you to your team for the camping gear that we have acquired through your charity. It will be extremely useful as we do like to take our young people on outward bound/camping trips and usually have to beg,steal or borrow equipment ! It will also be of a big help for when we do our 'Sleep Easy' annually -usually in the winter. The staff on site were very helpful and friendly and the volunteers must have put some hard work in for the clearing up sessions - well done to them.” - Julie Botham, YMCA (Skipton).



“Hello, I am impressed by the amount of good quality equipment that your team has been able to supply us. I would like to say a massive 'thank you' again to all involved. I have put a few words together that you can use if you want: ‘Everything is Possible have just provided St Matthews scouts with an abundance of good quality camping equipment from 6 pop up tens to a bucket full of spare pegs and all manner of useful equipment in between. We will be able to cater for more young people and offer them a fuller and more comfortable camping experience. A huge thank you to all involved.' Really impressed and I will be telling others for next year when our district meets in two weeks time. This equipment can really make a difference to scout troups who are just starting or expanding.” - Paul Slade, St Matthews Scouts (Halifax)



“ I would like to say a huge massive thank you for the kind, generous and very supportive team at Everything is Possible, their support will help many people from disadvantaged communities enjoy the local countries and engage is learning activities that will benefit them in many ways.” - Ash Alom, Inspyre youth (Keighley).

Sunday, 18 August 2013

17/08/2013 - Beacons Festival

We had another birthday yesterday. The one of Victor, french participant. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

15/08/2013 - 2nd Day at Beacons

Our participants arrived yesterday at Beacons Festival site. The festival will start tomorrow. Today they are having a free time visiting the site and Skipton.


Today is the birthday of MichaƂ K, one of our ''Green Message'' participants! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

14/08/2013 - On arrival training

Our ''Green Message'' participants are all fine! They all arrived. Some quite late during the night. After a good breakfast, they're having their on-arrival training... (Pics from Ohiane)





13/08/2013 - Arrivals

Ohiane just sent us this picture of some of the participants' arrival at Manchester, yesterday.



Monday, 5 August 2013

What to bring or not with you to the Festival

Absolutely essential things: 

- A warm sleeping bag,
- warm clothes (it can be cold during the night),
- wellington boots/ water proof boots.

List of things you should have on your suitcase to make your live easier:

- A raincoat, waterproof clothing,
- a towell (for the shower),
- a torch and some batteries (it will be dark in your tent at night),
- sun cream and a hat,
- tissues/ wipes,
- if you need to charge your phone don't forget to bring a UK adaptor (keep in mind that you will have the possibility to charge your phone during the project just two times!),
- if you smoke you might want to think about bringing some cigarrettes with you. Cigarettes are VERY expensive in the UK (about 10 a pack) and even MORE expensive if you buy them in the festival (about €15).

Do not bring:

- High heel shoes,
- candles,
- hair-straighteners,
- glass bottles. It is forbidden to take any sort of glass bottles into the festival.



Thursday, 30 May 2013

30.05.2013 - Second Day of the APV - Pop Up tent contest

We then organised a funny competition to see which partners will be the fastest to pack down a pop-up tent.




The winner won a Mars bar! Lucky you!

 




30.05.2013 - Second Day of the APV - Presentation of the project



This morning, Bob, coordinator of the project, explained ''The Green Message'' to the partners and gave them practical info for the volunteers they will select.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

29.05.2013 - First Day of the APV - Arrival

Partners from Estonia, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden just arrived in Leeds in order to prepare ''The Green Message'' EVS project.

Pictures coming soon!