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Put your Spring clear out to good use and help us raise funds!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Have you been using this time in lockdown as an opportunity for a Spring clear out?

If the answer's yes, please think about using those unwanted items to help us raise much needed funds for Woodcraft Folk.

EBay has launched a Big Charity Sell where you can sell your unwanted items and opt for up to 100% of the proceeds to be donated directly to a charity of your choice.

According to eBay UK an estimated £51 million worth of unwanted items have been thrown away during lockdown.

ChildFair State Survey

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

What does the welfare state mean to you? 

 

#BigCampIn a success

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Weary eyed and back at our desks we reflect on a success #BigCampIn!

Children, young people and families from across the Uk joined in #BigCampIn activities with many building dens to sleep in on Friday and Saturday night. Eggy Bread was prepared and demonstrated by Andy Flinn of Bromley District, wide games played, craft activities, a quiz and a merrymoot - all the essential ingredients of a Woodcraft Folk camp without any mud or equipment to dry/clean!

#DreamBigAtHome film

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The #DreamBigAtHome team have launched a short film highlighting how Woodcraft Folk play, make, discover and share together - even virtually.

Upcoming Online Programme

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

So far we have enjoyed a wide variety of online sessions with participants ranging from Cardiff to Edinburgh to Exeter of all ages. 

Last weekend we enjoyed the #BigCampIN where many camped in their gardens, living rooms, kitchens and balconies and joined live sessions based on activities we would usually take part in at a 'real' camp. 

In the coming months around our usual national online programme we will have themed weeks and weekends where we will have focused activities. The upcoming monthly themes are:

#DreamBigAtHome team

Friday, 22 May 2020

Over 3,000 visitors have visited the #DreamBigAtHome webiste since its launch on May 7th and we are pleased to announce an increase in the number of children and young people taking part in our remote and virtual programme, including those new to the Folk.

Fundraising support

Friday, 22 May 2020

Folk Office recognise that these uncertain times will created added stresses and pressures impacting on the sustainability of local groups. Whilst most groups and Districts have not lost money, they have all lost income during the period of closure. To support the financial sustainability of local groups the following support will be provided:

Supporters webinar

Friday, 22 May 2020

Woodcraft Folk's Chair, Pip Sayers, and Woodcraft Folk's Director of Development, Debs McCahon, would like to invite all members and supporters to a special webinar on Friday June 5th at 5pm.

As we are not able to meet at Woodcraft Folk’s Annual Gathering, which should have taken place at the Common Ground Pre-Camp supporters and members are invited to join us online to hear about how Woodcraft Folk is dealing with Covid-19 and our plans for the future as our work is more needed in our communities than ever.

During the webinar we would like to:

Amazon Smile

Friday, 22 May 2020

 Woodcraft Folk is listed as a beneficiary charity on Amazon UK.

Membership Badge Competition 2021

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Earlier this year we launched the competition to find next year’s membership badge design. Last year was a chance for groups to think about International friendship and this year in light of the current crisis we wanted our children & young people to think about how they've helped members of their local communities. 

This years competition: 

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