A Thriving Community

@Les Cotils
October 13th 1-6pm
FREE ENTRANCE

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.

2018 Lineup

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!

The Speakers

Elis Joudalova

Elis Joudalova

Bringing Community Together with Food

Rosie Williams

Rosie Williams

Rosie and the Channel Swim

Alun Williams

Alun Williams

The Bailiwick and The Daily Mile

Sian Jones

Sian Jones

The Fog Will Lift

Zef Eisenberg

Zef Eisenberg

How to Crash at 230mph

Oliver Davies

Oliver Davies

Professional Actor and Improv Specialist

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Shedding Shoulder to Shoulder

Phil Surry

Phil Surry

Founder of Guernsey's Man Club

John Hibbs

John Hibbs

Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy Humans

Jorge Amorim

Jorge Amorim

Laughing Yoga Guru

Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change

13:00Welcome: A Thriving CommunityGreg Lydall
13:20How to survive a crash at 230mphZef Eisenberg
13:40Shoulder to shoulder: shedding in GuernseyMark Smith
14:00The Bailiwick and the Daily MileAlun Williams
14:20BREAK + DAILY MILEAlun Williams
14:40Rosie and the Channel SwimRosie Williams
15:00Guernsey Man ClubPhil Surry
15:20All you need is "laugh"Jorge Amorim
15:40Arts on PrescriptionHugh Rose
16:00Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy HumansJohn Hibbs
16:20BREAK + VOLUNTEERSGreg Lydall
16:40OLIO: The first zero food waste island?Eliska Joudalova
17:00Making connections that support you!Bella Farrell
17:20*Insert title here*Ollie Davies
17:40The fog will liftSian Jones
18:00CLOSE & THANKSGreg Lydall

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Get in Touch

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.

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