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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!!

Event Cow and adi One team

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Sustainability team building activities for Eco Events

How fast can you make your own smoothie using only pedal power! Event Cow’s Village Bike is seen here at Wootton Park at an event organised by Trident Hospitality. Now you can hire the bike for your own Eco Event.

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Tree planting with National Grid & fundraising for Heart Research UK

Tree planting and teambuilding

Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of the team from National Grid over 100 trees are planted in the Forest of Hearts in Stratford upon Avon. The intrepid team also raise over £100 for the Helping Little Hearts campaign for Heart Research UK by successfully cracking the Codebreaker Challenge at Stratford Armouries. John Lloyd, Midlands Regional Manager from Heart Research UK comments,

“Teambuilding and tree planting go together so well, as it’s almost “Green Therapy” and the fact that Carole Longden and her team then donate money to Heart Research UK for each event is wonderful!”

Click here for details of the Teambuilding and Tree Planting Challenge for your team to get out, go green and give back!

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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.

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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Plant trees, build teams, leave a lasting legacy

We were out in The Heart of England Forest this week planting trees, then enjoyed bacon sarnies to round off the morning at Studley Castle – what a great way to build teams and demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

CSR and tree planting in The Heart of England Forest

The Phoenix Group is enthusiastic about the business benefits of tree planting, “The Heart of England Forest provides a perfect biodiverse playground for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing the local environment, employee engagement, supporting school visits, and generally improving peoples’ wellbeing and fitness. It also provides a lasting legacy for generations to come.”

Lucy Symonds, Phoenix CR Manager said, “By planting trees in The Heart of England Forest we feel  it  is important that we are doing something tangible in our local area, which isn’t just a token gesture.  We have sponsored a large area of woodland which we can visit and we can feature as part of our CSR commitment. It’s great to know that we are helping to create England’s largest native broadleaf forest and that this will be a thriving wildlife woodland in the Warwickshire countryside. The Phoenix Way wood is planted with oak, alder, aspen, hazel and birch.”

Join The Phoenix Group at The UK CSR Showcase on 11th February 2014 at Ragley Hall for more ideas about how you can support the environment in your local area and leave a lasting legacy. Contact carolelongden@longden.co.uk for more information about tree planting and team building.

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Keep on Truckin’. Cut costs, cut carbon, plant trees!

Thanks to Will Reeves and the lovely team at the Freight Transport Association, The Heart of England Forest was able to discover the fantastic, innovative actions our Logistics industry is doing to reduce carbon and cut costs. With all the money saved – they can then plant trees!

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Carole Longden comments,

“When you think of the amount of CO2 these massive trucks emit it’s great to know that the logistics industry is putting time, money and brainpower into reducing emissions and cutting costs. The Heart of England Forest will benefit from these guys’ enlightened approach to CSR and tree planting.”

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards event held at The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon showcased companies such as Brit European, TNT, DHL and Bridgestone and what they are doing to help save the planet. Graham Lackey, the MD of Brit European was particularly informative, with his company driving forward carbon reduction through a new use of duel fuel technology.

It’s a good job these companies can see the wood for the trees as they plan employee engagement strategies to change behaviour, reduce the carbon footprint and then recognise and reward staff with a day out in The Heart of England Forest.

The Air Ambulance and Unipart CSR Day in The Heart of England Forest

Today was a fantastic example of people giving back and enjoying a day in the beautiful bluebell woods of the Heart of England Forest. Jo Payne, from the Air Ambulance led a team of 20 intrepid “slashers” who gave up their time as part of a CSR programme to hack back brambles and clear pathways so that children can safely visit Wild Wood this summer.

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Carole Longden comments,

“It is such a privilege to work with Jo Payne and her team who really worked hard and demonstrate CSR in action, by doing something useful for the environment and bringing a team together to share a great experience in the open air”

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