Hassall Green Nature Reserve Celebration

20th December 2022

On Tuesday 13 December, Hassall Green Nature Reserve Green Angels Celebration event was held at Sandbach Masonic Hall. The event brought volunteers and trainees together to celebrate and reflect on their amazing achievements over the past year.

The celebration started with a short grounding practice from Rachel Barker of Rise and Wild, this allowed everyone present to take a few moments to arrive in the space and reflect on their time spent at Hassall Green. This reflective practice has been used in many of Rachel’s popular wellbeing sessions that she has provided over the past year.

Then Annabel from the round house project, showed a short presentation displaying the different stages of the round house development and progression over the past year, including the newly installed living roof. The Round House Company and trainees have been instrumental in delivering the beautiful wooden structure at Hassall Green that has become a real central hub for everyone that uses and visits the site.

The event continued with ample amounts of cake and tea, Rebecca Mooney, Green Angels Project Officer and Carolyn Hassall, Green Angels Project manager thanked all present for their dedication and support and talked through all the courses that have been held at the reserve, and the impact this has had on the biodiversity on site.

Courses included building Round House Construction course, Wellbeing Workshops with Rise and Wild, Make a Difference Mornings, Hazel and Willow Screen Weaving Course, Community Drumming Circles, Wild Foraging and Bramble and Elder workshops, Dry Stone Walling and Bush craft and Survival Courses to name a few!

The team also recognised the passion and dedication of all the trainees and volunteers involved, enabling the site to flourish, assisting so many people to be out in nature, and to gain valuable confidence and learn new skills. A short certificate ceremony took place providing all trainees with certificates from each course or workshop they attended. All trainees were also provided with a Green Angels mug as a token of appreciation for all their hard work on site.

As we move into the potential final year of the project, we can see the impact our 5 years has had at Hassall Green Nature Reserve. The community that has formed from the site as a result of the teams that work from there is amazing. The improvements to the site and its biodiversity are also fantastic – we now have Grass Snakes and Great Crested Newts onsite!

We are excited to see what the next year brings for Green Angels at Hassall Green Nature Reserve.

Return to news list


View all news

Get in touch

If you have any questions or queries about what we do or how to go about working with us we'd love to hear from.

Contact us

How you can help

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic, committed people who want to make a real and lasting difference in their local community.

Get Involved
Donate with JustGiving