We had a busy and interesting time at our first 1000 Lives Network event in Newcastle under Lyme on the 23rd March 2016.

Thirty one people mixed, talked, shared information and ideas and enjoyed a hot lunch from Howard Jones.

We started with an activity – we each chose a picture which represents what Community means to us.

To get us thinking about what a Community Champion is we labelled a “body” with all the qualities, skills and resources a super-volunteer/ community worker needs.

We watched the 1000 Lives film made by Champions in Stoke last year and had a good discussion about it.

Cath Ralph told us about the new St Giles Churchyard Heritage project – there are lots of opportunities to get involved over the next year or two including archaeology and family tree research.

Jayne Fair introduced the Food Fest project in Newcastle.

Everyone filled in a Gifts worksheet – to reflect on the skills, knowledge, passions and contacts we all have.

We ended with the Got It Want It Wall – offering things we have to share and asking for things we need, to help us take social action in our communities.

Thanks to St Giles Church for having us.

Download the 1000 lives NuL event notes 23-3-16 here.