Reuseful UK National Conference 2015
Friday 12th June 2015 was Reuseful UK's National Conference, this year we headed to Stoke-on-Trent for a fun-filled Friday. This year we really wanted to capture the feeling of being part of a community with the sharing of relevant experiences, challenges and practical opportunities to implement. As always the conference is run on a tight budget and is only made possible by the amazingly dedicated and resourceful contributions of the speakers and facilitators.
It's always heartening to see how everyone rolls up their sleeves and helps out. A very big thank-you to everyone who attended and contributed to making this a wonderful day. Particular thanks to Michelle and Sue who were working late and up early to make the hall beautiful with handmade centrepieces for the tables and for their Foilgate workshop and showcase.
Speakers Sheila & Lucy; Facilitators: Ruth, Ro, Claire, Luciana, Krystyna, Heather, Gilli, Marcus & our wonderful co-hosts & Foilgate Superstars Michelle & Sue. Also a BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful support team Claire, Hannah, Amanda, John and Gary.
Finally we would like to say thank you to the folks who kept the home fires burning so you could all bring your enthusiasm and knowledge to share and support one another.
We look forward to hearing and seeing how you implement and share ideas from the day.
“It was great to meet everyone! We had so much fun and look forward to next years” (conference) – Zoe Temple, RAY Ceredigion
“Ruth’s Workshop is the best workshop I have ever been on” – Geoff Hood, PERCY Middlesbrough
I had a fab day at the conference, it flew by and we were swapping before I knew it! We shared lots of ideas between us and I really do hope we can all keep an eye on here and the forum to keep sharing ideas and supporting each other the rest of the year, we will all be stronger as a result. A massive well done to Nikki and Claire for all their hard work which you can really tell how they went above and beyond with, also to all the many others who supported, helped out etc...to make it a great conference. I'm looking forward to following up our new idea leads and unloading the van of goodies next week. Keep in touch everyone.” - Claire Drake, Scrap Magic in Bradford.
“Loved your workshop Claire & can't wait to use some of your fab kit ideas. We could use the sites to share tips, tricks & inspiration for the kits we are all creating, therefore supporting everyone’s income potential.” - Michelle Folkes, Community Scrap Shack in Stoke on Trent.
“We had an amazing day at the Reuseful UK National Conference. Not only did we learn lots of ideas to improve our Scrapstore, we also managed to secure some amazing resources in the Scrap Swap with our contemporaries from across the UK.” - John Cannel, Borders in Scotland.