2020 is drawing to a close - and our plans for 2021 are in full swing.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and helped Green Hive thrive, despite the challenges facing us all.
Our amazing group of volunteers have outdone themselves this year - they stepped up to the challenges of the lockdown and took part in our starter kit project - growing their own veggies, recycling waste fabric into amazing creations, tackling a growing litter problem with litter picking kits and keeping the community orchard tidy, as well as producing amazing items at our Green Hive workshop and donating loads of useful plastic and fabric for us to repurpose.
No reward could be big enough, and we are so glad that we received the Queens Award - proving what we already knew, that our volunteers are the best that Nairn has to offer!
Our Board of Directors, including our four new board members - Jane, Peter, Kath and Sean, provided amazing support to our staff continuously throughout 2020 and enabled us to grow and flourish as a community organisation - it's difficult to put into words just how much hard work our Directors do behind the scenes to support Green Hive and our goals and we are so lucky to have such a proactive and inspiring board - thank you from the Green Hive staff to Simon, Eve, Stephen, Alastair, Jane, Peter, Kath and Sean.
We also want to say THANK YOU to everyone we worked with this year - our webinar speakers who gave such fantastic talks -
Mandy Barker - Artist & Photographer
Joan Darcy & Julien Moreau - Plastic@Bay, Durness
Julia Barton - Visual Artist
Jen Jones - Galapagos Conservation Trust, Galapagos Archipelago
Brian Gibb - Common Good Food
Julian Thompson - Shared Assets
Stephen Wiseman - N4H
Karen Muller - Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI), Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust
Val Waite and Andrew Binnie - Arran Eco Savvy
Our webinars this year really helped broaden our horizons and we hope you enjoyed them too
You can watch all of our webinars and video updates on our youtube channel here
We also want to say thank you to the amazing businesses and organisations we have worked with this year to help deliver our starter kit projects, webinars and amazing products from our workshop - we couldn't have done it without you!
Nairn Community Transport
Greens Nurseries Nairn
Keeping Nairnshire Colourful
Gordon Shearer Plant Hire
CRNS - Community Resource Network Scotland
TCV - The Conservation Volunteers
HTSI - Highland Third Sector Interface
Edinburgh University Business School
Manchester Bike Hire
Arran Eco Savvy
The Nairnshire Telegraph
MacGregors Industrial Supplies
Helping Hand Environmental
Zero Waste Scotland
Highland Council Nairn Councillors
We would not have been able to deliver such a diverse and interactive range of community projects and activities if it weren't also for the amazing support of our funders - throughout 2020 our funders have provided financial and staff support along with much-needed flexibility and openness in helping Green Hive achieve our goals - thank you, for all that you do to support us and other social sector organisations across the country!
Impact Funding Partners
Local Energy Scotland
National Lottery Community Fund
Scottish Police Authority
Tesco Groundwork UK
The Davidson Charitable Trust
Zero Waste Scotland
We are always looking out for new funders, new organisational partners and new individuals who want to financially support our work as well as volunteering time and resources. Do please share this email with one other person or organisation who might be interested in supporting our work next year.
And finally, we want to thank you!
It's been a tough year for everyone, but your contributions, your enthusiasm; your hope, has been a guiding light for us in 2020.
Thanks to you and the Community of Nairn, Green Hive has overcome all the challenges we faced and has grown and thrived, preparing to do more than ever in 2021 and the years to come to make Happier People and Happier Places in Nairnshire.
From everyone at Green Hive - thank you and Merry Christmas