Each month a special and very welcoming Horsham community event pops up, open to all: The Sussex Green Hub, and last month our warm-hearted community got even bigger and better as almost two hundred visitors attended throughout the day.
This month our busy volunteers refilled 140 bottles with personal hygiene and cleaning products, repaired 43 items, answered all manner of recycling queries and gave advice on energy, green books to read, eco-garden and generally how help the planet and save money at the same time.
We are also now running creative drop in sessions of afternoon workshops from 1pm till 3pm. These will usually be free although voluntary donations are always welcomed.
Fun activities such as sewing or painting are helpful in reinforcing Sussex Green Living’s messages about looking after nature, re-using materials and respecting our planet, our communities and each other in all sorts of ways.
25th February saw the launch of these sessions with one of the repair café volunteers, Anna Parker, sharing her passion for making Kanzashi flowers, beautiful fabric flowers that you often see in traditional Japanese hairstyles.
Our charity is keen to reach out to other people who would benefit from joining our friendly and inspiring group, so in partnership with the Horsham Refugee Support service we encouraged hosts families and their guests to join us. We also sent invites to young people though the youth service and local schools and what a fantastic multicultural event we had.
“The wonderful thing about making these Kanzashi flowers is language does not have to be a barrier, because just demonstrating this relaxing and therapeutic art form does the job without the need for words”.
The Unitarian Church also kindly provided teas and cakes and other refreshments at a small cost.
Another great outcome which resulted from the day was that some local Ukrainian volunteers have now offered their time at our recycling teams in Horsham and Rudgwick.
Sussex Green Hub takes place on the last Saturday of every month at the United Reformed Church, Springfield Rd, Horsham (behind Wilko and near the bus station).
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by Carrie Cort