Apologies for not having got a newsletter out since May, but the past months have been pretty busy. In June we had stalls at the Litten Nature Reserve Open Day, Hanwell Carnival, the Northolt Green Living Fair and Osterley Day, and in July we were at the Blondin Park Summer Event and the Ealing Homes Resident Fun Day.
As well as the usual FoE literature, we had a couple of activities that proved very successful with the public. Children especially enjoyed trying to identify the objects (all natural things such as pine cones and snail shells) hidden in feelie bags. For adults there was the “Lifestyle Tip Lucky Dip” which offered ideas for greener living and occasionally a surprise gift appropriate to the tip: lemons for cleaning, bicarbonate of soda for removing odours from smelly footwear, camomile tea bags to soothe tired eyes (after the tea has been drunk).
We did very little fundraising at these events, but sale of second-hand books at Hanwell Carnival brought in just over £27.
No more stalls are planned until the Brentford Festival on Sunday 5 September. However, we’ll look for opportunities to promote the Food Chain Campaign.