Ham United Group
HUG works for a sustainable future locally and globally
Join our brainstorming workshops to discover what our aims mean today, generate project ideas and help us create a sustainable future for everybody!
The meetings are open to everyone – no previous experience or knowledge needed. Come along and join us!
The meeting starts at 7:30. Tea & biscuits from 7:15. At Ham library, Ham street, TW10 7JG Richmond
30th January 2020 - What does sustainability mean for you?
We welcome you to a brainstorming and group discussion about sustainability. What does it actually mean in practice? We will look at the topic from three different angles and explore how it could look like for you personally, for our community and for the world.
We will also discuss our upcoming promotion and fundraising event at the Ham Parade market in March.
How can we inspire and empower more people to care about where we live?
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead (cultural anthropologist)
26th March - How do we create a sustainable future in our community and the world?
We carry on our brainstorming and discussion about sustainability, ideas, and events new projects.
We will also share what our present groups do; new people are always welcome to join!
Follow up from the Ham Parade fundraising and the brainstorm meeting in January.
7th May - How do we get our ideas of the ground, how can we help you to start a new project?
Following up on ideas that might have come up at the two previous meetings.
We will be taking your thoughts to help shape HUG’s profile and generate ideas for future projects.
We will also discuss our upcoming promotion and fundraising event at the Ham Fair.
- Can we use some of our ideas from the Ham Parade market?
- What did we learn from that event?
- How can we inspire and empower more people to care about where we live?
Ham United Group – HUG is a non-political community interest company founded in 2006 by a group of people who were passionate about improving the environment and quality of life for the people and our community in Ham and Petersham.
We still feel those values are important!
Today HUG is the proud umbrella group for several successful groups and projects, such as
- Ham library garden and allotments
- Friends of Ham Lands
- Richmond Marker Labs
- Ham is where is the heart is
- Green Screen
- Ham meditation group
HUG supports these groups with publicity, insurance, administration and accessing funding. We encourage projects that reduce our carbon footprint, care for wildlife and nature, build our community and working for a sustainable future and empowering people.
Together we can make a difference. Be the change you want to see in the world!
Want to help?
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills.
More hands are always welcome! Check out our groups and projects above.
If you have an idea for a project or a group that you would like to start, please contact us to discuss it.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead cultural anthropologist
HUG was founded in 2006 by a group of people passionate about their local community and the environment.
Our first project was the Ashburnham Road Community Mosaic.
Completing the mosaic took over a year working with 600 adult volunteers and nearly 300 school children from the local library, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs and day centres. Made on mesh and then concreted directly to the wall the mosaic was based on the flora and fauna of the local area with each section being designed by the volunteers.
Volunteers transformed the neglected space around Ham Library into an award winning bird, bee and butterfly garden.
Today we have a wider circle of volunteers and participants in different projects and groups that you can see above.
And please see our event calender for upcoming events.
Watch this video to learn more on how it all started .....
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