After having our 2011 event in the park we wanted to become more involved in the work the Friends of Platt Fields do in improving the space. This began in January when we went along to be part of the ‘Once A Month’ volunteer day.
This month saw our first fundraiser of the year. We headed over to Trof to unleash the magnificence of the Envirolution Art Auction. It was once again a hugely successful night with the Trof staff saying it was the best night they had ever worked.
We were also exploring what the aims of the event had become and how these could be grown. We came up with Envirolution Community Café and had our first experience with crowdfunding.
Community Cafe promotional videoby Dave Barrow
May, June and July
This was the event build up for the event, which is always busy with meetings, art workshops and lots of going around telling people how fantastic the day will be. One highlight was getting invited to speak on the morning show of BBC Radio Manchester.
We also, had time to head over to the Beatherder Festival to run the Pop Up Farm.
@ Beatherder Festival, Ribble Valley, 29th June
August allowed a well deserved rest, with a few of us going over to Just So Festival to entertain some families.
Our gaze was firmly back in Platt Fields in September as we looked into helping the Friends of Platt Fields clean the lake with Morff and their Mud Balls, Opened the Boathouse to Critical Mass and supported the Save the Skatepark campaign.
All this and we still managed to help run the children’s area at Festival No.6
October was a quiet month, just a little outing to the South Manchester Environmetal Forum.
Our first ever AGM