1000 Lives community champions and partner organisations meet at Network events for mutual support.

We try to meet at least twice a year at our main events. One is a big workshop day. The other is a Celebration of Community Champions. We also hold smaller events on different topics. This all depends on the funding we have.

Due to COVID-19 we did not meet together face to face since 2019.

Got It Want It events

We work with All the Small Things who organise 4 Community Share Network events each year for Totally Stoked. At every event we create an online Got It Want It wall, and have talks and group discussion to share our know-how, skills and stuff!

In 2021, for Volunteers Week, we held two online events.

We organised the events by working together with people from VOICES of Stoke, Expert Citizens and All the Small Things CiC.

In 2023 we plan to organise events together – at least one face to face indoors and one outdoors, and one online, to include more people.

On the 2nd June 2021 the Big Workshop Day had 11 really interesting workshops.

Read all about the workshops and download the information on the Big Workshop Day page.

EB Workshop day Vols Week June 2021

On Friday 4th June 2021 we held a Big Thank You Celebration event 

EB Celebrate Vols Week June 2021

We heard 10 personal stories from people about their own experience as volunteers or of people they know who are doing amazing things to help their communities through COVID.

We had music, art work and poems shared. The feedback people said included:

  • Very inspiring morning, we have an amazing community!
  • This has been a lovely way to celebrate and see each other…thank you! 🙂
  • Thanks everyone for a lovely Big Thank You
  • Thank you for sharing and celebrating us all. creates a joyous feeling x

In the past 10 years we have had events about Food, Stories of community action, Digital media skills, Funding, Planning community events, Five ways to wellbeing, Evaluation, Volunteering, and Community Learning.

We have held events in Bentilee, Burslem, Shelton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke town, Blurton, Sneyd Green, Meir, Hanley and Middleport.

Celebration events are open to everyone. We invite people to nominate community champions. In 2013 we had a celebration event just for young people.

Here are lots of photos of the events. Scroll down to read more.

Past 1000 Lives Events

The last in-person 1000 Lives Event was the Your Network Your Community Event in November 2019.  Click the link to read more.

The 1000 Lives Big Workshop event was held in December 2018. Click the link to read more.

The Big Community Conversation at Staffordshire University in May 2018 was all about sharing our stories of community action. We talked about what research we want to happen in Staffordshire to find out more about health inequalities. We celebrated  over 60 people who were nominated as community champions.

The 1000 Lives Events Team

Lynne Ball is the lead facilitator of 1000 Lives events.

If you would like to know more about 1000 Lives events or to join the events team please contact Lynne.