HOW Girls 2019

Uncategorized Feb 03, 2020

Our first HOW Girls pilot scheme launched in Mumbles, South Wales in June 2019. A block of 6 weeks this involved a 2 hour evening session at Surfside Cafe on Langland Beach.

A freelance session was delivered weekly Yoga, Beach Club Fit, Trust Games, Photography and one week we had an ocean swim and built a fire. We informally had a round circle chat each week in line with our core values. ‘If you were an animal what would you be and why?’ ‘How would others describe you?’ this was always a lovely way to start the session. During the course we invited some young local role models to come along and help out. Each week we did a beach clean and this lead to discussing plastic pollution and the importance for us to pick up as well as thinking about our useage. This was an angle we hadn’t expected the girls to take to so well. They continue to beach clean everytime they visit with their families now!

Scrapbooking was a big highlight of the course. Each week we...

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HOW Fundraiser Film Night

In September we had our first HOW Fundraiser Film night at Cinema and Co to launch our winter film nights and raise money for the two charities we support, Surfability and Valley Kids.

We have had a few HOW girls volunteer with Surfability following HOW Sessions and they have loved this experience. Surfing with disabled children and adults and children with learning difficulties. Valley Kids is giving a huge amount to kids who have nothing and our residential is held at a Valley Kids property so we have chosen to support them with any fundraising we do.

We raised an an amazing £1400 from ticket sales and raffle. Some of the HOW Girls also made cakes and jewellery that they sold during the evening. Our total fundraising over the year has led to us presenting both charities with cheques for £816 each. 

Our film was Vitamin Sea by Cal Major documenting her record breaking journey on Stand Up Paddle Board from Land's End to John O'Groats on a mission to highlight all...

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2019 in review

thehowpeople Feb 03, 2020

This time last year (2/2/19) we were at the 'sitting around a kitchen table and brainstorming' stage of business.

Lots of coffee and lots of post it notes.

We are lucky enough to have some brilliant business  and creative minds around us who happily gave us a bit of time for a chat to help us come up with a plan. Not everyone was convinced. There was a lot we wanted to do. What are we? What are we offering peoeple? What is the priority? Lots to think about and lots to tweak. 

All good start ups take an element of planning but also an element of just doing, maybe before it is all perfectly planned out but without doing you never know. 

'Better done than perfect' 

So we did some doing. Now we are hurling ourselves into 2020 for some bigger and better doing and delivering. Join us on our journey! 

2019 Pilot year in Mumbles: 

HOW Girls 6 wk course (Year 5/6)

HOW Epic Adventure Days (Year 7)

HOW Fundraiser Film Night

HOW Inspire Mumbles...

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