Six Communities We Love
Inspired by our interview with Pam Warhurst,
the founder of Incredible Edible Network (which helps communities
across the UK grow their own produce), we've rounded up six more initiatives
aimed at bringing people together to do something positive.
From getting active, to helping the
environment, these groups might just spark an idea for you to start your
Bee Friendly Trust
Bee Friendly Trust create habitats to help bees thrive. They plant bee-friendly
flowers and create micro wildlife gardens in urban centres and beyond in a bid
to save the humble honey bee. Nominate a neglected green space near you to
become a bee friendly habitat.
Let’s Ride Breeze
It doesn’t matter
if you’re keen to keep fit or looking to meet new people, HSBC UK Breeze offers
fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the country. Aimed at
getting one million more women on their bikes by 2020, Breeze is championing female
Incredible Edible Network
Incredible Edible believes that communities can be connected
by the power of food. Their network, built of groups all over the country, grows
fruit and vegetables in disused public spaces to put food back at the heart of
London Girls Surf Club
Trapped in the City? London Girls Surf Club encourages
landlocked ladies to go surfing as a way of getting out of the city and out of
their heads. As a lifestyle and sport that is becoming increasingly popular, LGSC
is a community inspiring women to use surfing as a way of calming their chaotic minds.
Reading Groups For Everyone
aiming to join one or set one up, Reading Groups for Everyone is the UK’s
largest book group network, connecting readers in local areas. Meeting in all
kinds of places and made up of all kinds of the people, members all share their
common love for literature.
Mental Health Mates
A safe space, created by journalist Bryony Gordon, to walk and
talk about problems without fear of judgement. With meet-ups all around the
country and overseas, Mental Health Mates holds regular organised walks for people with
mental health issues.