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Help create a forest garden of well-being

In 2019 we will begin work to create a 5 acre forest garden near to Stratford upon Avon. The special place will be open to all and used for teaching, well-being and outdoor events. We are working with Forest of Hearts, a small environmental charity based near Stratford upon Avon. You can get involved and help to create a lasting green legacy in the heart of England.

New team events in Stratford upon Avon

Are you looking for new types of team building activities? Then have a look at our innovative new events in Stratford upon Avon that deliver real benefits to the planet.

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We are working with the Forest of Hearts to deliver bespoke team events which benefit your team and the environment. If you are looking for an event this summer you will enjoy our Bees Needs Charity Challenge.

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Doing well. Doing Good. How adi Group do it.

Great to be working with adi Group who showcase success stories which demonstrate over £600,000 as a return on investment since last year’s conference. Ninety innovative, focused and energetic leaders of adi Group report back on their 100 Continuous Improvement initiatives which help this successful Midlands company to continue to grow and thrive. As a means of demonstrating their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, they donate £500 to the Forest of Hearts to help plant 100 trees in this new charity dedicated to creating sustainable agroforestry (Forest Garden) projects. As if that isn’t enough, by succeeding in a One Team challenge, adi Group commit to donating £1980 to the Helping Little Hearts campaign. All is a day’s fun with EventCow! Well done adi Group!!

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Messing about on the river. Networking with Paddle Power

Hop on down to The Frog at Bidford upon Avon for some serious messing about on the river on Monday 14th September from 4.30pm – 6.30pm (drop in anytime). Have a go at our new team building activity, Bell Boating. Proof, if it were needed, that we are all in the same boat. Free networking – lots of laughs and nice cake. What more do you want? We even supply flotation aids. Book now. Call Carole for more info 07774 424404.

New team building activity in Stratford upon Avon

Team building for charity – adi Group enjoy an Alternative Village Fete

A fantastic £1500 is raised for Heart Research UK as Longden’s new team building company, EventCow delivers “Aldo’s Alternative Village Fete” at the National Motorcycle Museum. Here are some of the highlights:

Teambuilding and Tree Planting

Want an eco-friendly way to make a difference and reward your team? You’ll love our Teambuilding and Tree Planting Events in the Forest of Hearts close to Stratford upon Avon. Choose your time and date and enjoy an energising and motivating experience which benefits the environment and yourselves. We call it “Green Therapy!”

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An eco friendly way to make a difference

  • Teambuilding with a purpose and a challenge
  • Plant trees –  a green, lasting and precious legacy in The Forest of Hearts
  • A great afternoon or morning out in a beautiful Warwickshire location
  • A healthy, sociable and useful way to bring a team together in the fresh air
  • Delicious food and refreshments
  • A unique way to combine Corporate Social Responsibility and Team Building
  • An eco friendly alternative way to give something back to the community

Purpose and pleasure

Dress up warmly, bring your walking boots and prepare to plant precious trees in The Forest of Hearts. As part of Churchill’s Codebreaker Challenge, you will encounter a number of tasks which, if completed successfully could win you tokens. Collect as many tokens as you can to win fun prizes. One lucky person may discover the secret treasure hidden in the woods. A great way to enjoy the countryside and support the environment.

The trees you will plant

You will plant a mix of native broadleaf trees including oak, ash, birch, beech, small leaf lime, hawthorn and field maple.

The Forest of Hearts Mission

The aim of the charity is to promote accessible and sustainable agroforestry

Giving back and doing good

For a half day event at only £99 + VAT per person you will plant trees and contribute to the creation and maintenance of this beautiful, tranquil place. Refreshments are included. Your newly planted area of woodland could also have your company name attached to it, with the option to have a small sign erected to mark your area of the Forest. Also, for each person attending we will donate £10 to the Helping Little Hearts Campaign with Heart Research UK.

Location

Your base for the day is the fascinating Churchill Hall, where memorabilia acquired from Bletchley Park, including a lifesize model of Winston himself will inspire and energise your time here. The Forest of Hearts is a two minute walk from Stratford Armouries museum across an open field.

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Book your Teambuilding and Tree Planting Event Now with carolelongden@longden.co.uk or call 02476 470382.

CSR Showcase supports tree planting

Tree planting for CSR Showcase 2015

Discover why the CSR Showcase 2015 is all “heart”. On February 10th you can network with like minded professionals who believe in doing well and doing good. Hear from a fabulous line-up of speakers from National Grid, KPMG, adi Group, Caterpillar, The New Optimists and NFU Mutual to find out what they are doing to improve their business through focused Corporate Social Responsibility. By attending the event you will also have a tree planted for you in The Forest of Hearts and help to raise money for Heart Research UK, as £10 will be donated for each ticket sold.

There’s also a great exhibition to visit where you can make lots of useful contacts to help sustain your commitment to CSR in a way that delivers real return on investment. So book your place now and catch the earlybird price before it closes.

Join our Forest Garden Club on 11th November 2014

Forest of Hearts

Thanks to funding from The Tudor Trust, the Forest of Hearts are working in partnership with Relate Coventry and Warwickshire and Age UK to create a new agroforestry project in Stratford upon Avon. Men aged 65 and over are invited to join for free – and anyone else who would like to join are also welcome. So, get out and do something active and useful on this exciting new project.

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Unitemps save the world and raise £200 for Heart Research UK!

Congratulations to Unitemps who save the world with a Longden team event on a lovely sunny morning at Scarman House. The team of 50 staff from the dynamic recruitment company encountered “An element of surprise” as they successfully completed the team tasks to raise over £200 for Heart Research UK. Joanne Taylor from HRUK thanks the energetic teams for the donation, which will help to fund the Helping Little Hearts Campaign.

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Aggregation of marginal gains. 1% margin for improvement in everything.

Well done to Yorkshire where the Tour de France will begin today thanks to the aggregation of marginal gains. Gary Verity, the visionary behind the winning bid for Yorkshire to host this event describes how the concept of the aggregation of marginal gains helped them to secure success.

Dave Brailsford, the coach behind the success of the British Cycling team initially coined the phrase ‘performance by the aggregation of marginal gains,’. He says “It means taking the 1% from everything you do; finding a 1% margin for improvement in everything you do. That’s what we try to do from the mechanics upwards.
“If a mechanic sticks a tyre on, and someone comes along and says it could be done better, it’s not an insult – it’s because we are always striving for improvement, for those 1% gains, in absolutely every single thing we do.”
Seems like a simple and effective way of thinking for any leader.
See http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17547_5792058,00.html for more information.

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