A Thriving Community
October 13th 1-6pm
Plus! FREE Body-Mind event 9-12:40pm
About Thrive 2020
In a world where we are connected 24/7, levels of loneliness are higher than ever. We move and laugh less, and eat and watch more. We throw away food yet children in Guernsey go to school hungry. We continue to lose islanders, especially men, to suicide. People may never work or shine because of a disability. We are at risk of losing our community spirit.
We have many hidden heroes – creatives, workers, carers, ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Thrive2020 plans to celebrate our heroes and create a few new ones.
Following on from the three previous groundbreaking Thrive 2020 events, the Dandelion Foundation proudly presents the fourth instalment: Thrive 2020, A Thriving Community.
The event, as always, is designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way. Taking place on Saturday 13 October, in the Harry Bound Room at Les Cotils, it covers a full spectrum of thinking and solutions to coincide with the new Guernsey Partnership of Purpose strategy launched earlier this year. It also forms a bold vision that is in line with the Future Guernsey plan to make Guernsey one of the happiest and healthiest countries in the world.
Thirteen of the top local and international minds in one place – speaking to you and with you.
This year’s theme is Community Thriving.
Our speaker lineup this year will celebrate the Thrive successes and unearth local gems contributing to mental health and happiness on Guernsey.
This year’s speakers include:
- Zef Eisenberg, Guernsey’s own record-breaking (and bone-breaking) islander
- Sian Jones, artist sharing her Notes to Islanders
- Phil Surry, founder of Guernsey’s Man Club
- Mark Smith, co-founder of Men’s Sheds Guernsey
- Hugh Rose, delivering Arts on Prescription
- Rosie Williams, Guernsey’s youngest person to swim the Channel
- Alun Williams, the man behind the Bailiwick’s Daily Mile success
- Jorge Amorim, laughing yoga guru
- Ollie Davies, professional actor and improv specialist
- John Hibbs, inventor of the Hoffice: Offices for Happy Healthy Humans
and more, including two international special guests…
The event is FREE to the community, but donations are appreciated. Seats are limited, so get there early and prepare to be inspired!
Bringing Community Together with Food
Rosie and the Channel Swim
The Bailiwick and The Daily Mile
The Fog Will Lift
How to Crash at 230mph
Professional Actor and Improv Specialist
Shedding Shoulder to Shoulder
Founder of Guernsey's Man Club
Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy Humans
Schedule may be subject to change
|13:00||Welcome: A Thriving Community||Greg Lydall|
|13:20||How to survive a crash at 230mph||Zef Eisenberg|
|13:40||Shoulder to shoulder: shedding in Guernsey||Mark Smith|
|14:00||The Bailiwick and the Daily Mile||Alun Williams|
|14:20||BREAK + DAILY MILE||Alun Williams|
|14:40||Rosie and the Channel Swim||Rosie Williams|
|15:00||Guernsey Man Club||Phil Surry|
|15:20||All you need is "laugh"||Jorge Amorim|
|15:40||Arts on Prescription||Hugh Rose|
|16:00||Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy Humans||John Hibbs|
|16:20||BREAK + VOLUNTEERS||Greg Lydall|
|16:40||OLIO: The first zero food waste island?||Eliska Joudalova|
|17:00||Making connections that support you!||Bella Farrell|
|17:20||*Insert title here*||Ollie Davies|
|17:40||The fog will lift||Sian Jones|
|18:00||CLOSE & THANKS||Greg Lydall|
Donate to Dandelion
The Dandelion Foundation is raising a Mental Health Innovation Fund to be spent on unconditional innovation in Guernsey. The three-year Innovation Fund will kickstart Guernsey to become the first country to solve mental health in a sustainable way. We encourage individuals and organisations to support us to achieve breakthrough innovation in a jurisdiction capable of implementing solutions.
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The Dandelion Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2016 based on a project started in 2014 by Marc Winn and Jock Pettitt focused on helping make Guernsey the best place to live on Earth by 2020. The Foundation’s main purpose is to inspire self-governing nations like Guernsey to accelerate breakthrough innovation and unlock human potential.