We’re holding a two day event at Centre for the Aston Family that’s bringing together people who want to see change in their communities. It’s a free event that’s booking up fast so if you want to make an impact on what’s happening in your community you need to be here! Whether you are frustrated that things don’t change fast enough or if you and people in your community feel left out, we can help you to change that. It doesn’t matter if you’ve done projects in the community before or if you haven’t – it’s your passion that makes the difference.
In conjunction with the Tutu Foundation UK, The conversations for Change programme [C4C] is a community based facilitated workshop, with an “Ubuntu” action-planning workshop. Sessions are dynamic, fun and interactive, and include games for social cohesion, story-telling and are people centred.
Barriers between the young and older people are broken down as common experiences, concerns and visions are identified and skills are shared that deal with anger, conflict and respect for difference.
As part of C4C we also provide project delivery and community capacity support. C4C participants are supported by the Tutu Foundation UK to deliver their own local & unique community based projects. All projects are devised, prepared and implemented by our participants themselves.
To register and for more info please contact: Saqib Amin
T: 0121 250 0764
Martin and Mark have crossed the channel and made their way through the Netherlands to finally reach Brussels yesterday. So far they have raised just short of a fantastic £2,000 for Birmingham Settlement. Martin has been faithfully blogging on their progress, so check out what he has to say about the journey:
Day 1 – The journey to Oxford
Day 2 – A scenic stop in Henley-on-Thames and Windsor Castle
Day 3 – Breaks, bets and ferries
Day 4 – The Dutch coast
Day 5 – The roads of the Netherlands
Day 6 – Joining the professionals
Day 7 – Brussels and the Hilton!
Congratulations to both Mark and Martin who have cycled almost 500 miles to reach Brussels! If you would like to donate to the cause please visit our sponsorship page or contact the office for a sponsorship form.
To see more photos of their journey please follow our Flickr page.
This morning Martin Holcombe, Mark Sargent and Ed Coley left on their gruelling six day bike ride from Birmingham to Brussels in order to raise funds for Birmingham Settlement. A reception at the Centre for the Aston Family involved a treat of Belgian buns and a send off from the children at the Little Settler’s Day Nursery. Leaving today they will be heading from Birmingham through Oxford, London and Amsterstam to finally reach Brussels on Saturday 26th May 2012. We wish them all the best of luck!
Chief Executive Martin Holcombe and Facilities Co-ordinator Mark Sargeant are cycling from Birmingham to Brussels in 6 days from 21st-26th May. You can show your support by sponsoring them here and by encouraging your friends and family to do the same. They’ll be blogging and uploading video along the way so watch this space for further information!