Craft share - fun community-based event in Bristol

Craft share - fun community-based event in Bristol

To build community, allowing people to learn new skills and take home gifts to share with others.

We did it!

On 6th Dec 2016 we successfully raised £202 of £100 target with 12 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

I am overwhelmed by the generosity in such a short space of time! I am going to put a stretch target just in case you would like to make this project go a little further into the future. Thanks so much - I am over the moon by your generosity x

So what is a craft share?

A craft share is a chance for people to meet in their community, learn new skills and take home gifts to share with others. I am not sure whether other people have done something like this before but I thought that now seems like a perfect chance to get one going in Bristol.

Because I am keen to reduce food waste and raise environmental awareness in the process, all materials will be surplus or foraged where possible. 

Tell me more

 This first event will take place on 10th Dec and I will promise to share any photos taken. Martin Bailey of Go Foraging (, Zowie Hawkwood of Little Roar and Ruth Tilley of Festoon will be among the cafters offering up their time for the evening, and soup and smoothies will be made by Food Cycle. I am also going to do my best to get a local band to play during our evening meal.

Who does it benefit?

Each week myself and a team of Food Cycle volunteers put on a community meal at Barton Hill Settlement. Many are on low incomes and a high percentage live alone and experience lonliness and see our meal as a way for them to meet new people and enjoy a hearty meal. This event is to celebrate with these people and anyone else that would like to attend from the area. 

What is the money for?

This is a crowdfunder to cover the cost of hall hire (£62.70) and extra materials for this event (e.g. printing, sugar etc.), but with your help we could make extra money and reinvest any profit to make this a more regular activity, depending on what the community wants next of course. The event itself will be free but donations are welcome.

Who are Food Cycle?

Food Cycle is a national charity that aims to reduce food waste, food poverty, social isolation and build community through the power of a cooked meal. They have 30 hubs around the country and Bristol is one of their longest standing. We are run soley by volunteers in Bristol and are united by a shared desire to connect people through food and with one another, and use bikes as our main source of transport. Find out more about us here:

I love volunteering for Food Cycle and I want to do what I can to support them and the friends I have made because of it. If you can help in anyway we would all be so thankful!

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