As winter draws in and the days start to get shorter we have come to end of our main season for stalls and events. It’s been a fantastic one which I feel honoured to have co-ordinated.

Lots of money has been raised, in particular for us to buy our beehives in Digbeth Community Garden. Also, lots of new people have found out about Birmingham Friends of the Earth by visiting our stalls and then got involved. We have had stalls at events we have been to before including CoCoMad in Cotteridge Park and Moseley Festival Street Fair and we have also attended some new events such as ValeFest, a charity music festival at University of Birmingham. The stalls we have attended this season have been a great success and have really helped to raise our profile.

We will be having a stalls competition for volunteers with the categories of ‘most stalls attended’ ‘most stall time’ and ‘best photo’. The winner of ‘most stalls attended’ and ‘most stall time’ will be calculated carefully according to records of this information kept throughout the season. The winner of ‘best photo’ will be voted for at the Christmas Party. I value everyone’s contribution equally; the competition is just to encourage volunteers.

I would like to thank everyone who has made this stalls season possible. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped out on a stall(s) and/or has come to one of our stalls or events as a visitor. We value everyone’s contribution. A massive thank you to our amazing Campaigns support Worker, Libby Harris, for giving me the fantastic opportunity of being stalls co-ordinator and for supporting me every step of the way with this role. I couldn’t have done it without you!