£695raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to put on the 7th Little Big Peace Event in Streatham

Streatham, United Kingdom
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We are a tiny group of volunteers who want to bring more Peace into the world. We don’t have all the answers but we want people to explore what Peace means to them in order to sow the seeds for a peaceful future. A 'seed' can be a personal thing like forgiving someone, a positive media story or a big active community gathering tackling violence against women and children.

Every year we put on The Little Big Peace Event which sets out to explore the culture and concept of peace in an inspiring and open-minded atmosphere. It changes every year and can be a day or a week of events.

Our attender survey showed that over 73% said it made them think about being more peaceful and 68% said they felt inspired to do something to cause peace.

We need your help to keep going! Over the last 6 years we have offered talks, film, music, massage, hugs, yoga, a giant knitted scarf, school workshops + more, (almost all for free) to the people of Streatham and their friends. We've heard from a former gang member, public officials, parents and many others.

The festival takes place in September every year on or close to the International Day of peace on the 21st . All events apart from schools workshops are open to the public and are featured our website too. Hopefully you'll see us in the media too: previously we have been featured in Marie Claire magazine, Positive News, Lambeth Weekender, South London Press and BBC Radio.

We do a huge amount on a small budget (and in our spare time) but we need AT LEAST £1000 to ensure we can put on the festival this year.

£1000 will help us towards the essential things that we must do which include:

- printing and distributing the festival flyer so everyone knows the festival is happening

- working with schools and youth groups

- hiring an event organiser for a couple of days to help us pull it all together

It would also be AMAZING to go beyond our modest target. Thanks in advance everyone!

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    • Nana Ocran

      Nana Ocran

      Aug 20, 2017

      Good luck Mel x


    • Mary Dalgleish

      Mary Dalgleish

      Aug 19, 2017

      Great to donate to this worthy cause that's helping to promote a message of peace - the world sorely needs it!


    • Moyra Scott

      Moyra Scott

      Aug 19, 2017

      A little bit for peace. Good luck keep sharing and keep going. Xx


    • Katie Rose

      Katie Rose

      Aug 18, 2017

      Love your work - thanks for inspiring peaceful thoughts, words and actions in our community!


    • Pauline Milligan

      Pauline Milligan

      Aug 18, 2017


    • Mandy Doyle

      Mandy Doyle

      Aug 18, 2017


    • Ann Morisy

      Ann Morisy

      Aug 16, 2017

      Keep us the good work!


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    Mel Larsen

    Mel Larsen

    Streatham, United Kingdom

    I live in Streatham and love it! I like community building and have founded other successful festivals and events in Streatham along with the fantastically generous and visionary people of this great South London town.

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