Table Top Sale – New Dates

Welcome to the Carsebridge indoor Table Top sale.

We have 25 tables booked, with a great range of wares, from antiques to jewellery, from bric-a-brac to children’s clothes, from home baking through to hand crafts, gift baskets, art and much more!

The entry is free, a coffee bar with seating will be on site and we have toilets available.

So come to Carsebridge Sunday 16th starting at 11am, peruse the tables, meet the table holders, tour the building and if the weather is lovely, then we will open the private gardens for everyone to have a wander and a seat in the sun.

A great few hours out! We look forward to welcoming you to Carsebridge.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

A Border of Flowers…

A fantastic new flower border going in, determinedly dug by Margaret and Ken.


Planting already started and it seems we have ‘good soil’ – excellent! So on to the veg patches next?!
A very productive Gardening Club today and in gorgeous sunshine – a safe and secure, elegant and calming space.

The Gardening Club is on every Thursday, when weather allows, so don’t miss out if you love to see things grow!

Keep on Growing,

Resonate Together

Table Top Sale – URGENT UPDATE

We are deeply disappointed to share the sad news that the Table Top sale has to be postponed.

Unfortunately, the Carsebridge venue will no longer be accessible on Sunday – so no cars, no disabled access, no car parking.

We learned on Monday night that Carsebridge Road is being used for an event and unfortunately, no matter all the different options we came up with over the last two days to try and make this sale happen, we still cannot reach the building.

We apologise again to all our table top stall holders, to all the volunteers who have worked to bring this together and to you, our community.

We will keep you updated and, from a very disappointed team, thank you for your understanding.

In the meantime why not support our Kiltwalk?

In a time of utter financial challenge, yes, we are still trying to fund raise; and why? Because we need to fight hard to create spaces of healing, of connection and of kindness.

We have £7.5k to raise, a huge ask but we have to try, we all need hope.

See you Soon!

Resonate Together

Come Tour Carsebridge!

Would you be interested in taking a free and full tour of our fantastic Harvey House, Ochil House and the campus grounds and gardens?

Wednesday at 10:30!

Contact Michelle to book your space

Also On…

Every Wednesday:

10-12 The Pen & Ink Drawing Club.

10-12 Purls of Wisdom – Knitting and Crochet Club.

1230- 1330 Gentle Jaunters Club – Mindfulness and meditation.

Every Thursday:

10-3 The Sewing Club – Machine and hand sewing.

10-12 Fundraising Club – Events organising and money raising.

10-12 The Gardening Club – in the lovely grounds.

10-12 Fine Art Painting Club.

1-3 DIY Skill Share Club.

All of our clubs are designed to help each of us improve our wellbeing, fight isolation, increase our learning, develop our skills and keep our minds sharp! We bring a wide mix of people together, all abilities welcome and enough fairy lights to be seen from space!

So come join us, in our warm spaces, and lets have our moments of peace, calm and contentment.

Message Michelle for any further details, prices and availability.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Glasgow to Balloch – Fancy A Challenge?

Fancy a challenge for a charity?

After the success and fun of the last Kilt walk, we are once again putting a team together.

There are two aims for our team – one is to raise money to keep lots of activities happening in our community for all ages and abilities and 2, for us to have fun, as it was a great laugh last time!

To help our team get ready to walk the marathon distance, we will create a weekly walking training group, we will have a number of activities and we will enjoy getting fitter (or fit!) together. Shedding those covid pounds will be easier in a supportive team!

We will be organising a minibus to take our team to Glasgow and to bring us back from Balloch, so all you need to do is wear your walking shoes.

So if you want to join us on SUNDAY, 30 APRIL 2023 AT 08:00 to walk the mighty walk, to help us raise money – then get in touch today.

We all love to have local activities to attend and in this challenging cost of living crisis, the more free events we can run for the community, the more we can be human together.

Get in touch, to join our team and help raise money to save our premises and keep Resonate Together going.

Keep on Going!

Resonate Together

#PurlsOfWisdom

Fantastic and creative group meeting today! Mixture of crochet and knitting, alongside wonderful company and conversation.

Beginners – experienced welcome.

Every Wednesday – 10am – 1200.

Keep on Knitting!

Resonate Together

Remembering Together – Stage 1 Project Completion

Wow! What an emotional event!

Yesterday we welcomed Alex Rowley MSP to launch the celebration stage 1 project completion event for Remembering Together with our national partner Greenspace Scotland, Carla Almeida.

Also invited were local partners Clackmannanshire Council, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, NHS Forth Valley, Alloa First and we welcomed back Project Mentees, venue partners, Panel Members, Alloa Writers and Resonate Teamies… and a big thank you goes to Clackmannanshire Provost, Donald Balsillie for your continued support.

Special thanks also goes to Michelle B and John K for their wonderful, honest and tear-jerking speeches.

And last but not least, to the amazing team members who created such a warm and healing space here in Alloa thank you Phil S, Barbara S, and Alana B – wonderful!

Forever Grateful.

Resonate Together

The Pen and The Ink

Wow! What a great session today at the Pen And Ink Club – every Wednesday starting at 10am.

Alan, ran a range of short projects, around Imagination, Self Portrait and Ways of Seeing. Wonderful skills development throughout, and at the end of the two hours, a critique excellent!

Great session today … in part much chatter, then silence for minutes between, with everyone concentrating and so focussed !
Thanks for everyone taking part in a very creative group and love the swapping of ideas and tips. Next weeks session … Nature !

Alan Cunningham

See you all again next Wednesday (but remember Painting Club starts tomorrow!)

Resonate Together

Table Top Sale 2023

Welcome to our new monthly Indoor Table Top Sale.

Planned for SUNDAY, 26 MARCH 2023 FROM 11:00-14:00

At the lovely Ochil House, there are three interconnected Gallery rooms for plenty of tables to be full with great bargains and lots of space for people to mingle.

Community:
Come along for the event, peruse the bargains, meet your friends, have a cuppa and a cake or two… and then go for a tour of the lovely Ochil House. See the old Distillery Board Room in all its beauty, take a look at our new Library read & relax room and enjoy the amazing stair cases in all their architectural glory!

Table Holders:
Please book with us, we will send you a form, and full payment of £10 is your confirmation. We will be promoting this event heavily across many platforms and with local posters too. If we all share together it will be a lovely event. We will provide warm spaces, a free tea or coffee and chairs for all table holders.

As many of you may know, we are in the final stages of trying to secure the funding for these beautiful buildings… should we be successful, then this monthly event will also expand to the gorgeous outdoor walled gardens in the summer and become a wonderful calendar feature for the coming year… fingers crossed!

Please do get in touch if you want further information.

Resonate Together

Busy Days!

Amazing team work renovating and decorating; Barbara, Alana, Phil and Michelle – well done folks!! A true transformation.

Here is the activities and club space in Ochil House, all set up for the start of the new Sewing Club this morning.

Onwards!

Busy, busy, busy! Lots of activity here at Resonate Together and more on its way!

So this weeks and the next activities:

Every Wednesday!

10-12 The Pen & Ink Drawing Club

10-12 Purls of Wisdom – Knitting and Crochet Club

12-1 Gentle Jaunters Club – Mindfulness, seated exercise and calm

Every Thursday!

10-3 The Sewing Club – Machine and hand sewing

10-12 Fundraising Club – Events organising and money raising

10-12 The Gardening Club – in the lovely grounds

Starting soon:

Wednesday 15th Feb

1 -3 Adults Frequency Four Club – Mind Body Spirit Nature

Thursday 16th Feb

10-12 Fine Art Painting Club

1-3 DIY Skill Share Club

All of our clubs are designed to help each of us improve our wellbeing, fight isolation, increase our learning, develop our skills and keep our minds sharp! We bring a wide mix of people together, all abilities welcome and enough fairy lights to be seen from space!

So come join us, in our warm spaces, and lets have our moments of peace, calm and contentment together.

See you Soon!

Resonate Together

‘Look Aboot Ye: Caring through COVID’ – Launch

A wonderful launch event for locally based Artist, Karen Strang at the Lillie Art Gallery part of EDLC-Culture.

Great to meet up with Clackmannanshire Arts friends, Max Iantone from OneWeekendIn and Michelle Briggs, Resonate together BoardDirector and celebrate Karen Strang’s incredible work forming the exhibition ‘Look Aboot Ye: Caring through COVID’.

Excellent to see such strong support for community and the arts, by Provost Gillian Renwick East Dunbartonshire and Provost Donald Balsillie in Clackmannanshire.

So honoured that Resonate Together could sponsor the exhibition, with support from Greenspace Scotland as part of the COVID Memorial Project, ‘Remembering Together’.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

‘Look Aboot Ye: Caring Through COVID’

We are pleased to announce Resonate Together’s support for the new art exhibition, ‘Look Aboot Ye: Caring Through COVID’ by locally based, international Artist, Karen Strang Artist.

This exhibition, which aims to celebrate the unsung heroes who helped to save lives and protect communities during the pandemic, opens tomorrow (Saturday).

‘Look Aboot Ye: Caring Through COVID’ is being held at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, from 14 January to 23 February 2023.

The exhibition features of selection of around 100 portraits of key workers, home carers and shielders – painted and gifted by Karen during the first months of the pandemic. The official opening event starts at 2pm tomorrow.

See you at the Lillie Art Gallery tomorrow!

The Resonate Together Team,RememberingTogether and Greenspace Scotland

Activities Ahead!

Hello folks!

We have been busy here at Carsebridge – mopping up mostly – due to the flooding at the end of last year.

Now we are stepping into the painting and decorating phase of the venue – so if you fancy getting involved, do get in touch.

In the meantime, our activities start back week beginning 9th January – and we have several new clubs to add to the mix! All activity will be posted on our FB Page, so keep an eye out if you fancy finding a hobby, learning new skills, getting fit and meeting new people… for lots coming your way.

Hope to see you soon,

Resonate Together

Happy New Year 2023

There are so many quotes that are shared on this first day of the year. Quotes to inspire us and to encourage us.

We wanted to share a wee simple quote, to remember throughout the year, for those bumpy times ahead which do happen to all of us…

May 2023 be a year with many happy moments for you, family and friends.
From all at Resonate Together

Christmas Wishes

On the 6th of December we had a lovely Christmas Tree decorating morning at Carsebridge

Wonderful time spent with Barbara, Philip, Gregor, Jan, Margaret, Fiona, Cathy, Alexis, Heather, Bill and thank you to the many people who have donated trees, lights, and all things Christmassy.

And Today…

It’s Christmas Eve, so many local people will be excited about tomorrow and opening presents from under the tree. While others will be challenged by the current cost of living crisis, by their difficult mental health from the recent stressful years or by loneliness… our community is such a huge mix of different lives, living in different ways…

So tomorrow, whether you capture a moment of a loved ones smiles, or see a robin from your window, we wish you courage, good health and happiness for Christmas Day and all days.

Thinking of you x

Team Resonate

Remembering Together – Reflection Session

THURSDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2022 FROM 12:30-14:30

Results:
Come to the Carsebridge Campus for the Covid Memorial Stage 1 Community Reflection Session – we will go through all the findings from across Clackmannanshire that have been gathered in the last four months – we will share the overview of all ideas that have come from the co-creating process and we can all discuss the surprises, the difficulties and the opportunities that have come from our community being involved and driving their own wants and needs for this Remembering Together arts project.

Who has been involved:
From the responses gathered to our online posts across multiple platforms; to the emails received. From people getting in touch following the local newspaper editorials; to the personal interactions in venues and groups and one-on-ones; to the creative considerations to covid gathered from the Artists, Writers, Photographers, Crafters and Community Development Workers throughout our County – and from the inspired work of our x10 Mentees for this project, all based in Clackmannanshire.

And what else:
We will also share soup and sandwiches on this day of reflection – for sharing a free meal together helps us all at this time of year and builds conversation and connections, for us all to benefit.

Finally:
Come along, listen, or join in, and let’s see if together, we can all finalise the Stage 1 project for Clackmannanshire.

If you cannot attend but wish to contribute your ideas and thoughts, then do email Hello@ResonateTogether.org.uk

Thank you.
The Team at Resonate Together

Remembering Together – Clackmannanshire Events

You are invited to come along to any one of the community sessions throughout Clackmannanshire this December.

We will discuss your thoughts on Covid, how it has affected your life and how you wish to remember and celebrate for our county.

The resulting discussions will help us all reflect and shape what we all want out of an arts memorial or memorials for our communities here in Clackmannanshire.

Each session is free to attend, there will also be free hot drinks and cakes and step by step we will go through what this project really means to each of us and bring all our ideas together to co-create this project for Clackmannanshire.

If you do want to be involved, or wish to put your thoughts and ideas forward, but cannot attend any sessions please do email us.

Thank you,
The Team at Resonate Together

Co-creating Covid Community Memorials

The background to the project:

Collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing with communities across Scotland.

As we near the end of the second year of the Covid pandemic, Remembering Together has commissioned artists in all 32 local authority areas in Scotland to co-create with communities, honouring the people we have lost and finding the ways we want to remember them.

It is also about remembering all the ways Covid is affecting us. Offering a place to connect, to reflect and to create, Remembering Together is about creating together, being part of a process to commemorate those who have lost their lives, those who have experienced loss and change as well as celebrating the ways in which Scottish communities have come together during the most difficult times.

Remembering Together will continue through 2022 and into 2023, offering a space to come together with others to share and process what Covid has meant, and continues to mean for communities across the country.

What are we remembering?

Covid touches, and continues to affect, everyone in Scotland, and in the world. Coming together now and through 2022 and into 2023 gives us some space to pause, to reflect and to consider all that has happened and is still happening.

Remembering Together will support many ways of being together in and remembering these months and years; remembering those lost, remembering that we are all touched by this experience, remembering that for some who were experiencing inequality already, the impact is deeper.

This is also about remembering and reconnecting with each other in our isolation while remembering that Covid is not over yet – this is a time of continuing change. Remembering Together will also embody the ways in which communities continue to support one another.

What will we co-create?

Remembering Together might not result in the kinds of memorials we might expect, and they will be co-created as Covid continues to impact people across the country.

Artists will co-create with communities with support from local organisations and Greenspace Scotland. The commissioned artists will be committed to co-creation and collaboration, and they will work with people in the community to define what ‘memorial’ means for that specific place.

Some communities will want a place they can go, some will want a structure they can visit and to see their loved ones named.

Other communities may want to co-create music, movement, film, an online project, a series of events and gatherings or a travelling book. What people want and need may also change as we continue to live through and come to terms with Covid in Scotland.

Most important is that the program is relevant to communities, is aware of the wide range of experiences people are having, welcomes people to co-create safely and in a range of ways, and allows those involved to express honestly what this time means for them.

You can find the project website Here

We are all Remembering Together.

Christmas Tree Decorating at Carsebridge

It has been such a tough year for everyone… so we want to celebrate a community activity the good old-fashioned way!

On Tuesday morning of the 6th December, so far we have 7 Christmas Trees to put up and decorate – so we are sharing this invite openly for all who want to come and take part in the decorating of the trees.

We will start the morning with cuppas and non-alcoholic mulled wine with a few mince pies for good measure – we will have the Christmas songs playing in the background – there will be over 700 baubles! – and lots of lights, ornaments, decorations and shiny things too!

You see, this beautiful Harvey House has not seen the love for many years now, and we want to decorate each room and help breathe love and life back into the gorgeous building.

This cozy morning of kindness, sharing, eating and drinking is created by the team at Resonate Together and has no cost to you… for we have all worked so hard this year. So! Money to the side for one moment and let’s be Christmas Elves together and have some fun!

ps. You can wear your party hat or reindeer antlers if you like!

Onto the Trees,

Resonate Together

#HealingMyHeart

Last night at Resonate Together…

We had a lovely club session of creativity at Frequency Four, learning together, and well-being fun… it is so good to play with colour, and spend two hours of enjoying ourselves – great to see everyone heading home with framed arts works!

Keep up the Positive Energy,

Resonate Together

The Edwin Drood Players

Tonight is the night! Alloa Fringe !

We have the wee warm theatre space set for tonight’s benefit show performance by The Edwin Drood Players.

Doors open at 6.30pm for hot soup and sandwiches; then the performance begins at 7.30pm with a medley of hilarious shorts (not Bermudas!) then let’s share drinks after, starting at 8.30pm for a while.

So come out tonight, enjoy local live entertainment and support Resonate Together fundraise for our community.

Suggested donation on the door £10 or give what you can!

There will also be a raffle with lovely prizes and we have a card machine should you not carry cash – thank you for any donations, for helping towards saving this Carsebridge site, helping the clubs and activities we run, all support greatly appreciated.

For more information visit our Facebook Event Page.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

UNA Alloa Branch Meeting

The new United Nations Association Scotland Branch Alloa are excited to welcome Dr Dorothea Christiana to discuss the work of the United Nations and the work happening in Scotland through United Nations Association of Scotland – UNAS and UN House Scotland

The ground work of the Alloa Branch has so far, had a majority of people wishing to promote learning and education for all ages, in Clackmannanshire.

Aims include: to promote the organisations/groups/companies that are involved in this area; and to help connect people to meaningful learning that they wish to be involved with; to connect Clackmannanshire learning to that of the UN.

Everyone welcome, it’s informal, starts at 10am Today and refreshment are provided.

For more event information visit our Facebook Event.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Today’s Festival, Tomorrow’s Ideas

Today was the day for our community to come together and share their ideas, thoughts and aspirations for the Carsebridge site in Alloa.

We welcomed 217 people in 3.5 hours, people met with John Gilbert Architects and Community Enterprise and each other. The atmosphere was an incredible buzz!

So let’s say a huge thank you to every person that came along today – and a massive hug to every team member who worked hard all week to prepare the buildings and grounds, who did todays set up, who fed and refreshed everyone and talked and shared and supported the project – Emily, Alana, Michelle, Carole, Ken, Susan, Lorna, Bill and Kimberly … and relax.

We all did Alloa proud today !

And tomorrow, we keep promoting the survey, and yes, it only takes 3 minutes of your time!

We have only one chance to save these historic whisky buildings at Carsebridge in Alloa and turn them into a thriving hub of community activity for generations to come – will you help us?

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Festival of Ideas

What is happening?
Festival of Ideas, The Carsebridge Community Buyout project!

When?
Friday 4th November
in two drop-in sessions. The 1st is 10.30am till 12 noon and the 2nd session is 12.30pm till 2pm.


There will be refreshments available free of charge from 10.30am through the day till 2pm – we will also supply a yummy lunch and again, free of charge.

We value your time and want to share food with you, to say thank you for coming and being part of this event.

Why?
The success of the Stage 1 Scottish Land Fund award to Resonate Together means we have an Architect, Design Team and Community Consultants now working with us and simply put – they want to know from you, your ideas, thoughts, wants and needs for this site.

This is everyone’s opportunity to say what you would like to happen at this site for you, your friends and family.

Who?
Everyone is invited – all ages, backgrounds, everyone – so come, enjoy, stay a while, walk the grounds, have a cuppa and see what’s going on, get involved AND share your thoughts… because if we do, all, truly want successful community ‘owned and run’ projects, then we all need to share what we know we want and what will work in Clacks.


If you can’t make the date, there are other ways to get involved:
Email us or drop us a message on Facebook if you want to have a chat instead!

Follow-up:
It is really, REALLY, important that we see how our ideas are being taken forwards – so we will be advertising a follow-up event on Friday the 18th November, when the Architect, Design Team and Community Consultants will be back to share how they have developed your ideas…. and we already have a list of over 500 ideas! But which to pick first!?!

Wee bit of history:
Many of our local community have come together asking Resonate Together to try and save the two remaining, usable buildings, on the old Carsebridge Distillery site – and get the site into community ownership – to create an asset to be proud of, for future generations.

This stage of the journey began back in 2020 – when Resonate Together were guided by our community to ‘save local heritage’ and create a community home that we all would love.

In partnership with the Carsebridge site owners, Advance Construction Land Regeneration Ltd we have all been working so hard to get this disused site, back up and working – so come have a nosy round and see how far we have got!

Looking forward to seeing you,

Resonate Together

Board Recruitment

The exciting 12 year journey of Resonate Together continues, with this next phase full of potential.

We are recruiting for the voluntary positions of Chair of the Board; Secretary and for two Board Trustees to join our current Board of 6 trustees going into 2023.

As we progress our community buyout project, continue delivering our community activities and develop our international relationships – we need experienced, enthusiastic ‘guiding hands’ to provide strategic oversight… could you be the one?

If you are interested, please send us a note of interest before 2nd November and I will forward our board recruitment pack. Or if you wish to discuss further, do get in touch.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Another Step Forward

Incredible news!

We have been awarded Scottish Land Fund Stage 1!!!

Community led Resonate Together, working with Advance Construction Land Regeneration Scotland and Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface are so excited for the potential this brings to our communities in Alloa and Clackmannanshire!

A huge thank you to Lynsey Breen and Anthea Coulter for their determination to help bring an iconic site into Community Ownership!

We are so looking forward to working with Douglas Westwater and Team at Community Enterprise and Matt Bridgestock and Team at John Gilbert Architects.

Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland and Alloa Advertiser for your continued support.

You can read the latest article from Alloa Advertiser Here.

Now let’s get to work!

Resonate Together

One step Closer

NEWS UPDATE

Today, is an incredible day!

Working with our Partners, Advance Construction Scotland Land Regeneration – and our Volunteer Team at Resonate Together with our Communuty of Clackmannanshire.

We are all one step closer to saving an incredible local iconic heritage site, the Carsebridge Whisky Distillery buildings of Harvey House and Ochil House – For after 8 months of incredible challenges, of over coming vandalism and a long list of issues… together, we now have light!

A huge thank you to Lynsey Breen and her Team at ACLandRegeneration – your support of our community can make dreams come true – another small step towards Community Ownership here in Scotland!

Amazing work happening in Alloa!

Resonate Together

Get Set, Garden!

This coming Thursday the second meeting of the Gardening Club at Carsebridge.

We will be starting the action across the site, for there are many areas for food growing; quiet seating for reflection; beautiful courtyards to develop; wonderful children’s playing areas and the list goes on… at our first meeting, we also talked bees ; creating self grow food kits for local people; sharing the apple crop and much more… so come Thursday and join the club!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Hunt for a Green Choo Chuck bird

Earlier Today we released a call out to the public to join us on our trek to find the bird!

****NEWS FLASH****
The rare Green Choo Chuck bird from New Zealand has been spotted in #Clackmannanshire
Tonight our #GreenSoulTrekkers will go on the hunt to find this bird to share a birdie piece with it – want to join us for an off track adventure? Starting at 6pm in the Courtyard at Carsebridge Road… wear boots or strong shoes, be prepared for changing weather and… pack your birdie piece to entice the #GreenChooChuck to the floor of the forest for a photo opportunity of a life time…

Resonate Together, Facebook

And Join they did…

What a lovely, fun, inspiring time at tonight’s new Green Soul Trekkers club.

A real pleasure to meet and share time with Katie, Gail, Simon, Michelle and Alana

Using the wonderful mapping app What Three Words gave us a fun moment, using a digital compass, searching for the rare Green Choo Chuck bird… but ‘eagle eyed’ Katie bird spotted it high in a tree – nice one Katie!!

So if you want to get out in nature, go trekking and enjoy conversation with like minded people then the club will be back again two weeks tonight – see you then!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Gentle Jaunters Club!

Glorious morning here in Alloa!

Today we launched our new Club, The Gentle Jaunters.

We did a a lovely session of mindfulness meditation to get us in the mood – then a seated warm up of our stretching exercises and then we moved on to walking, balancing strength growing moves… loved this first session! And what a lovely group of diverse people, ages and abilities – same time next week all!

Our Gardening Club starts Tomorrow!

Lots of interest in this new Club starting – and if the weather is anything like today, the sun will shine!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

StepsForHealing – The Kiltwalk

The Kiltwalk challenge yesterday, was so well organised, so positive and inspired our Team to complete the task!

Congratulations to Brigid, John, Michelle, Micheal, Emily, Angela and Bill for the support, determination and great fun!

Incredible and generous contributions of sponsorship from so many people…

We have truly exceeded our target and are almost at £3,000! We have until midnight on September 28th to try for the big 3-000 as the donations close then.

So one last ask for this event!

And yes! We will get a team up for the next Kiltwalk… so let us know if you want to join the fun!!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Project Contract Opportunities

Resonate Together are excited to announce x9 project contract opportunities for the Clackmannanshire ‘Remembering Together’ – Covid Memorial Project Scotland – Stage 1.

We are looking to contract x9 Arts Students, or recent Arts Graduates or Young Creative people living in Clackmannanshire to be part of the Covid Memorial Project – as a Mentee.

Each position is for 16 hours only, paid per hour at the Scottish Artists Union rates of £25.50 per hour. These hours will be utilised over a four month period.

The opportunity is for you to learn the community consultation and arts project process; gain experience, develop your skills and confidence and to have something amazing for your CV!

For further information, to ask questions or to put yourself forwards – send us an email

We will be having an information meeting on Tuesday September 20th at 6pm.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

#Kindness

So let us tell you about a local business that has an incredible ethos and a heart of kindness: AAA Waste Solutions

Here are the guys, Alley (did I spell that right?!), Sandy and Adam!

Sandy and Adam started their business to provide local people with a quick, professional and environmentally respectful waste removal service. They are of course very busy, because they are so good at what they do! But, in the midst of their busy days, when they are asked by customers to remove furniture that can actually be recycled – Sandy and Adam, take the time and effort to donate to our community project in Alloa.

Here they are after lugging a huge table and 8 chairs up the stairs in Ochil House at Carsebridge… incredible!

So we want to send a massive thank you to them, for helping our community, for helping our natural environment and for being such a great local team! A true Clackmannanshire asset!!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

INVITATION TO TENDER

After many months of hard work by our incredible community in Alloa and our amazing Team at Resonate Together in partnership with AC Land Regeneration Ltd – we are excited to announce our invitation to tender!
It would be brilliant if Clacks businesses tendered Wellbeing Economy
Get in touch for the information pack!

Remembering Together

In today’s Alloa Advertiser.

We are so excited to be the Clackmannanshire partner for the Remembering Together Covid Memorial project with Greenspace Scotland and The Scottish Government.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

The Final Day of One Weekend In Alloa

Let’s go out with a bang!

Here’s the Event List:

Sunday 03 July

Random Acts of Kindness and Big Book Giveaway [FREEBIES] Dispensed randomly, throughout the festival.

1330 – 1530

‘Take a Walk Into Your Writing’ with Lesley Traynor

[WRITING/] DRAWING ROOM (2 hrs)

1600 – 1730

Word Up! [LIT / SPOKEN WORD]

LIBRARY (1 hr 30 mins)

with Mark Lewis, Morgan Ferguson, Hamish McBurney, Lesley Traynor and Michelle Hogg.

Hosted by Max Iantone

1730 – 1815

DC Thomas [MUSIC]

BILLIARD ROOM (45 mins)

Live original music from Alva’s DC Thomas

1800 – 1900

Bobby ‘Chicken Legs’ Muldoon with Kate Donne [LIT / SPOKEN WORD]

LIBRARY (60 mins)

The story of Bobby Muldoon, with readings from the book.

1930 – 2030

Adele Gavin [MUSIC]

BILLIARD ROOM (60 mins)

Live music from sensational singer-songwriter, Adele Gavin aka Sister Gavin

2045 – 2100

OWIA 2022 Raffle Draw! [RAFFLE]

LIBRARY (15 mins)

The OWIA 2022 raffle draw. Entry is £1 a strip (one chance to win).

Your buying of a raffle ticket, supports everything OWIA / The Write Angle does.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Day Three! OWIA

The third day kicks off soon!

The kettle is on, the artists & spoken word’ists (!) & musicians are already arriving… loving the whole creative buzz!

So come along today, pop in, stay a while and kick off your shoes!

Here is a list of tonight’s Events

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 13:45-14:30

A very Social Network at OWIA 2022 [NETWORKING]

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 15:00-16:30

Subconscious Collage at OWIA 2022 [WORKSHOP/ART]

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 17:00-17:45

Quizzy Kazoo-oke! at OWIA 2022 [QUIZ/FUN]

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 18:00-19:00

Song Swap-O-Rama with Pauline Vallance at OWIA 2022

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 18:50-19:15

‘Literary Skulduggery’ with Chris Tait at OWIA 2020 [LIT/SPOEKN WORD]

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 19:30-20:30

Miller & O’Neill at OWIA 2022 [MUSIC]

SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022 FROM 20:45-21:45

The Song and The Story at OWIA 2022 [MUSIC/SPOKEN WORD]

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Day Two One Weekend In Alloa

So we have an extra helper tonight

Things are heating up for tonight’s One Weekend In Alloa so come on down to Harvey House enjoy free live music and much more… take a relaxing seat in one of the court yards or enjoy a hot meal from our catering partner The Ladybird Tea Room!

Book FREEBIES!

Tonight’s give away table is full to bursting! So yes, pop along and yes, help yourself!

Here is a list of tonight’s Events

FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022 FROM 17:15-18:15

The Lure of Fourteen Lines with Dr Sally Evans [WORKSHOP/WRITING]

FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022 FROM 18:30-19:15

Game On! at OWIA 2022 [ENTERTAINMENT]

FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022 FROM 19:30-22:30

Joseph Hewer at OWIA 2022 [MUSIC]

FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022 FROM 20:45-21:45

Steven Kemp at OWIA 2022 [MUSIC]

Onwards,

Resonate Together

And Onwards!

Yeah!! Such a lovely, positive editorial by the Alloa Advertiser thank you!

How wonderful for our community to have the support of the UN House Scotland AND Engage Britain – and be part of their inspiring UK The Reconnection Tour.

As our incredible and passionate, diverse team at Resonate Together start taking our first steps at this new venue – the huge encouragement from local people spurs us on!

Together, at the developing Carsebridge Cultural Campus we can innovate those exciting opportunities we all want to see in Alloa and Clackmannanshire.

Read the article here

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Connecting with Nature

Wonderful!

At today’s Pre-employability in Clackmannanshire – PEC event at Hawkhill Community Centre we had great fun!

Not only did we get to network with many inspiring local community organisations, all working together for Clackmannanshire – But! We were so lucky to work with over 30 young Artists, and there are just a few in our Arts Gallery – exhibiting their amazing ‘Connecting with Nature’ art works!

Great fun and incredible talent!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Garden Party – Reconnection Tour

Human together:


We all know that human connection is good for our wellbeing – and the last few years have really tested us all, with so many of us struggling with forced isolation.

On the 25th June, starting at 12.30 until 4pm – Resonate Together in partnership with Engage Britain, are hosting a community reconnection event called ‘change happens’ in the grounds of the new Carsebridge Cultural Campus, Alloa.

Engage Britain have selected 14 organisations from across the UK to be part of the ReconnectionTour and we are so excited to be one of them and shine a light on our amazing Alloa community!

The Event:


As the cost of living crisis increases the challenges for us all, we are offering everything for free.

Food:


There will be free food created onsite, by Tony and Priya in their specialist catering trailer, a wonderful and friendly family team from The Tiffin.

Things to do and the Yurt!:


We also have free creative activities for all ages; there will be a ‘Connection Yurt’ where we can share the stories of what connection means to us, through our poetry, quotes and a word panel… and artists creating outdoor art works from nature.

Together:


We will have chill out spaces for a cuppa and a chat, and quiet spaces for those who find mixing again challenging but still want to be involved… and of course a few chairs arranged for those amongst us that are people watchers and love to see what is happening.

Music:


There will be free live music pop ups, including Michael on Keyboards, and John on Saxophone… and if you fancy playing a tune or two, then just bring your instrument along, as we welcome all players. Maybe sit by the campfire and sing a few songs… while we toast marshmallows.

Carsebridge Distillery:


As our Team are trying to save the site from demolition – we have been having discussions with many of the previous workers from the Distillery – so we are creating a Reunion Tent for those staff, friends and families that had connections to the site – to come together and share your stories. In the future, and in response to many requests, we will be creating a Heritage Museum on site, so there will be opportunity to share your stories, bring any reminders and get photos taken together! Thanks already goes to Charlie and Grace Drysdale for the wonderful donated framed photographs, these will also be on display on the day.

Save the buildings, create a community asset:


We will also have on sale our new community Membership and options to join our Patron Club – which all help Resonate Together in our endevour to save this amazing heritage site. And yes, we will have a card machine – for all financial help greatly received on this challenging journey.

United Nations Association Alloa:


We will also have our new friends from Scotland’s UNA on site, and looking to meet local people and celebrate the new Alloa Branch Launch – exciting times for all!

You are invited:


Everyone is invited to this garden party! (yes, we have tents in case of rain!)
So lets share this incredible Carsebridge Cultural Campus site in Alloa, together!

Come along, come alone or bring friends and family… and lets be human together, in all our crazy and diverse ways!

See you on the Saturday!

Resonate Together

Volunteers Week 2022

Great to be at Hawkhill Centre earlier today in Alloa celebrating the incredible and many Volunteers in our Community and lovely to hear the opening speech from Chris at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

Resonate are Celebrating!!

At todays Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface Volunteers event, we we amazed to have winners at the Alloa South awards ceremony ?

Firstly, Resonate Together won the Community Group of the Year!

Then Billy won Trustee Of The Year and Colin won the Outstanding Individual of the year – now they all go to the Finals Ceremony on Thursday so fingers crossed!!

We would like to say a huge thank you to every person who has contributed this last year (and all years!) to Resonate Togethers work.

We would also like to say a huge congratulations to every volunteer in Alloa South from every organisation, for without everyone’s effort, energy and dedication… well, we all live in a better community for it.

Congratulations everyone!

Resonate Together

One weekend in Alloa

We are so excited here at Resonate Together to welcome the team, supporters and lots of activities from OneWeekendInAlloa!

One Weekend In Alloa 2022 Thu 30 Jun – Sun 03 Jul

Get over to their page and let the fun begin!

And if you want to run an activity, play some music, share your poetry, do some art… then book in with them now.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Volunteer Welcome Event

Yes! You get a lot out of volunteering!

This coming Saturday we have a Volunteer Welcome Event and our Team Volunteering programme of activity is seeking Stewards to help us achieve amazing things together here in Alloa!

Are you interested in Mind, Body, Spirit and Nature?

This coming Saturday we have a Volunteer Welcome Event and our Frequency Four programme of activity is seeking volunteers to help our community flourish.

Are you interested in The Arts?

This coming Saturday we have a Volunteer Welcome Event and our Artistic Alloa programme of activity is seeking volunteers to help our community Arts scene to flourish here in Alloa.

Are you interested in increasing positive action here in Alloa?

This coming Saturday we have a Volunteer Welcome Event and our Co Action programme of activity is seeking volunteers to help our community design positive solutions together.

Are you interested in saving local heritage and increasing community ownership?

Save our heritage!!

This coming Saturday we have a Volunteer Welcome Event and our Paton Membership is seeking volunteers to help our community secure Ochil House and Harvey House for generations to come.

Event Date: SATURDAY, 14 MAY 2022 FROM 10:00-12:00

See our Facebook events section for further details.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

United Nations Association Alloa Branch

***BREAKING NEWS***

A first for Alloa and Clackmannanshire!

The United Nations Association in Scotland now has a Branch in Alloa! Read about the launch in this week’s Alloa Advertiser!

We will have the meeting on SATURDAY, 11 JUNE 2022 FROM 10:00-11:30

This is the first meeting for the new Alloa UNA branch.

If you believe in ‘people together and protecting our planet’; if you have an interest in the SDG’s/Sustainable Development Goals; if you want to bring diverse people together in peace and create opportunities for local people – then come along to this information session.

If you have any questions, please email us!

The event is free, is for anyone, no skills necessary just an interest in learning, sharing and connecting!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Celebrating Carsebridge History

What a wonderful visit this week!
Recently Bobby Graham got in touch – he worked at the Carsebridge site – we asked him to come for a chat and he brought Davy with him. And what a fantastic treat it was!

Hearing so many stories from Bobby and Davy, their site and colleagues knowledge was amazing!

Sending a huge thank you for your time boys and looking forward to getting all Carsebridge workers together! Along with Charlie, Hugh, Sandy, Diane and… well the list is getting longer by the day! And if you have been in touch with our team, we are working hard to catch up with all replies. 

We know people want a celebration of the hundreds of years of industry on that site; people want a Whisky museum; people want to hear the workers stories and see the photos of what was there/what people did… it’s an exciting time!

So much to organise, to research, and celebrate… from our Alloa site we touched all corners of the world!

Photo from the Canmore website.

An Earlier Editorial

Earlier in the month we shared the great news of an editorial published in our local newspaper!

Thank you so much Sandy, Diana and Charlie (not forgetting wife Grace!) who have all been sharing their Carsebridge Distillery stories with us at Resonate Together and thank you to Rajmund for writing a lovely editorial. Many more wonderful stories to come!

And if you know of anyone that worked at this site in Alloa or you had family that did… then do get in touch with us!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

A Healing Sunday

A beautiful sunny Sunday morning!

Hope you have a lovely day, whether out and about or spending ‘you’ time – take a long deep breath and relax, Sundays are for healing.

And as gratitude is good for the soul, we wanted to say another thank you for all the donations we are receiving.

Here is how we utilised the donated wall paper; shelving; a chair; books and an old leather satchel… this is now part of our reading room… very restful.

And we will be confirming the first open house date very soon for everyone to come see the buildings, have a look around the campus, share in the start of this journey and contribute your hopes for this community project.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Call For Artists- An Exhibition at Our Campus

We are excited to announce our Carsebridge Cultural Campus will be hosting an exhibition!

The ‘Behind The Art’ project is an exhibition celebrating artists living in Clackmannanshire, and will involve and document 6 local artists including a video interview directed and produced by EmilySheppardDesigns

The details are in the Image…

Onwards,

Resonate Together

A Potentia Collective Celebration!

We held a wee celebration of the Potentia Collective project funded by Inspiring Scotland through their Creative Communities programme.

It was a lovely exhibition in the sunshine at our new home…

Thank you to everyone who came, to everyone who took part over the last year and to the three facilitating Artists, Emily P, Kirstie Y and Charlotte A.

And a huge thank you to our amazing Resonate Team members, Cathy and Colin… without your dedication, support and energy, well, you both made this project happen! Thank you!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

A lot of Volunteering

Here is the start of the blossom season at the old Carsebridge whisky site in Alloa. A sign spring is in the air!

With determination, our community is aiming to save this site and create a sustainable community campus!

So, have you ever experienced that moment with a group of people when you don’t have to speak? When you are all focused on an action, you gel together, ‘flow’ together. You just get stuck in and become part of a team?

Well, today was that day and did we get a huge amount of work done today? Oh yeah!!

To aid the plumbing repairs in the Ochil House, which is on the buildings at risk register, we lifted hundreds of carpet tiles, metre upon metre of carpet and underlay then decades of linoleum and then masses of sheet board.

It just seemed to go on and on! But at last, back to the original floor boards we went we also repaired walls, ready for reinstating sinks, we found floor hatches no one knew existed and the discoveries went on!!

So let’s say a huge thank you to the volunteer team of today: Colin, Lainie, Jennifer, Cathy, Jimbo, Cameron, and also extra support from the team at AAA Waste Solutions, Adam, Sandy and Colin… Amazing!!

Rest tonight folks, for we surge on again tomorrow!!

…And if you have DIY skills, or just want to lend a hand to save the site for our community, then get in touch – our volunteer team program launches soon!

Yes my hands hurt. Yes my knees ache but wow, do I feel so proud of what we achieved together today… and yes, I will sleep tonight!!

If you want to join us here, to save Harvey House and to create a beautiful community campus for generations to enjoy – then keep an eye out!

Onwards!

Resonate Together

A Sunrise Swim on International Women’s Day

To start off…

To all the women in Clackmannanshire, Happy International Women’s Day!

And to all the men in Clackmannanshire, this world is about balance, equality and togetherness…

Thank you to all who celebrate and share this journey.

A Morning Swim

Bright and early on this day known as International Women’s day, a wonderful woman joined a sponsored sunrise swim at Portobello Beach.

So a big congratulations to Claire Brunton on doing her amazing, and super early swim! And for supporting Resonate Together!

A huge thank you to all who have donated to Resonate Together through my International Women’s Day sunrise swim at Portobello beach this morning. The response has been overwhelming and contributions continue to come in. If you’d like to add to the total and support this wonderful cause then you can do so via this link.

Claire Brunton

Hands together for Claire!!!

And thank you to all sponsors!

Resonate Together

Support Incoming!

Well, we are one lucky team here at Resonate Together…

We received a number of donations today, some for our community project and some for Ukraine. The kindness in Clackmannanshire is inspiring.

We also welcomed carpet tiles into our Carsebridge project.

Site owners and project supporters, Advance Construction Scotland Ltd donated a van of tiles, so we can make your welcome cosy underfoot.

In addition, yesterday we received a donation of four chairs, from the team at AAA Waste Solutions – so not only are they great at collecting your refuse, and ensuring safe and proper disposal – but they are always looking to see how they can recycle, help the planet and support local community organisations!

Please consider giving local business AAA Waste Solutions a like and your support to great local business!

We welcomed so much support with donations to the building, our projects and for Ukraine and the above are just a small selection.

A Huge Thank you to everyone!

Resonate Together

Memories of Carsebridge

In early February we did a call out to Diageo and the community to hear the stories of people who used to work at the distillery where we now call home. Our wish is to save the buildings and in turn, the precious memories that come with them.

Getting to know a building takes time. Capturing the history, the wear and tear on the fabric of the structure, tells us how people interacted.
The Harvey House main entrance door has seen years of people coming and going … and we hope to bring life back through these doors for our community.

We have had a wonderful response from local people who used to work at the Carsebridge Site! The stories are wonderful, from the friendships made on site to the Copper skills, brilliant!

If you worked there or know someone who did, let us know – we want to capture the lives, work and importance of this Alloa history!

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Celebrating flowers

Captured the morning sun peeking through the trellis and surrounding this beautiful art installation in the grounds of Harvey House

Installation by Artist, Cathy Dale, come see the cheerful bursts of colour around the gardens…

Many individual slates, each hand painted with a lovely colour mix celebrating flowers… We love this installation!

Thank you Cathy x

Resonate Together

Community Action

Incredible support from Mary & Steve, who have donated a van load full of gorgeous furniture to our Resonate Family

Steve, Mary, thank you both so much for your kindness and support in helping bring life to Ochil House and Harvey House at Carsebridge!

We will set out your donations soon and send you a photo!

And even your neighbours, Brian and Mia the doggy donated too!

Thank you!

Here we have a new gift from Mary and Steve

Combined with a hand crocheted cushion by Corrie from a few years ago, then more years back a recycled textile cottage made by Nicola, and finally two of the owls created by Woolley Wednesday group for an installation placed at Gartmorn Dam years back, for its big anniversary!

Nearly 12 years in memories, all brought together here, in Harvey House in Alloa!

Remembering is important, memories are meaningful and our actions together are what makes us human.

People belong together,

Resonate Together Team

People Power

We greatly appreciate our helpers and volunteers as we transform the grounds into a spring oasis. Not long to go!

‘Cathy the Lopper’

Working with Cathy over the last year with our Potentia program has been inspiring. Cathy has such positive energy, and she helps everyone to find their creativity! Unless you are a tree with very over grown branches, then watch out! The loppers about!

Thank you Cathy!

‘Jim makes weeds history’

Isn’t it amazing when in the rain, with the cold wind blowing on a grey day, hearing the chatter and giggles of Jim clearing the weeds lifts your spirits. You cannot help but smile!

Thank you Jim!

‘Alexis metal toe cap mover & shaker’

Enthusiasm and determination to get the job done, wow you are a driving force Alexis! So wonderful to be working with you and sharing this journey.

Thank you Alexis

‘Lorna let’s get sorted, so I can sew’

Always helping in so many ways, and bringing copious cuppas of hot chocolate, looking after everyone

Can’t wait for the sewing room to be set up, ‘sew’ looking forward to you sewing soon!

Thank you Lorna!

‘Colin the SnowDrop Smiler’

Awww Colin, how do you manage to have a constant happiness to share with everyone? Your time and experiences in the RAF Police, (with your white hat) definitely helps you keep our team on its toes!!

Thank you Colin!

Let’s Make this Place a Dream Come True,

Resonate Together

Potentia Collective 2022 program launches!

A Wonderful News!

We now can announce the following dates for the new Potentia Collective program, that has a new twist!

We have five weeks to get stuck into an art project after which, together we will produce a finished exhibition!!

Step 1

– Please take a look at the following days and times.

Step 2

– Do decide if you can commit for the next whole program. Remember, we gained funding to ensure your place is supported, so free for you to book. Free to anyone over the age of 16 – no previous experience necessary!

Step 3

– Write back and confirm your preferred day and time! And we will book you for that day/time for the next ten weeks.

Drum roll….! Da-dah!

Sessions 1:

Thursday 3rd February at 10am to 12 noon and the same day/time for the following 5 weeks. This is with Emily.

Thursday 3rd February at 6.30pm to 8.30pm and the same day/time for the following 5 weeks. This is with Kirstie.

Monday 7th February at 12.15pm to 2.15pm and the same day/time for the following 5 weeks. This is with Charlotte.

So what do you prefer? A morning? An afternoon? Or an Evening?

Lets us know now which you prefer and the program place is yours!

Thank you for your interest so far and we do look forward to hearing from you soon,

Potentia Team

Jaunters’ Big Finish

We did it! A positive fundraiser conclusion!

We started at 9am this morning leaving Tillicoultry.

We headed out to Alva, then along the back road to Menstrie.

We then crossed over to the walking/cycle track through to Tullibody. At which point we headed out to the Manor Steps. Picnic bench found!

Then back to the Tullibody path and out towards Cambus… (thank you to the lovely guy who took the group photo!!)

Then on from Cambus and up into Alloa… onto Sauchie, up to Fishcross and finally back down to Tillicoultry… just over 16 miles – from 9am to 3pm… which, considering the photo stops, the Protein Bar stops, the many giggles… well, we kept a strong pace and a wonderful atmosphere!

When the blisters started, when the aches began… we pushed on together, knowing that so very many in our community were willing us on.

The big thank you is to everyone who has sponsored the walk, who shared the link, sent us best wishes and even Linda offered us a haven…

Amazing community spirit right here in Clackmannanshire!

We still have people sponsoring us, we still have donations to add up… so we will give you a grand total soon, all we want to say is wow!

Raising over £1k was something we only dreamed of but all of you made it happen.

Onwards everyone!

From Mary B, Rosalyn, Louise, Kristy, Meg, Kat, Mary M, Angela and Dani x x

January Jaunters ‘9 Crazy Ladies’

We are excited to welcome another ‘walking woman’ to our group of ‘January Jaunters

So please say hello to Meg… and along with Mary B, Kat, Louise, Dani, Kristy, Mary M, Rosalyn and Angela – well that now makes 9 crazy ladies!!

Believe it or not folks, the current group page is running at a sponsorship total of £864 and added to the page created by Dani and Louise, which stands at £81… the current grand total raised for our community activities is £945! Wow! What a team!

So do you think we stand a chance of breaking the £1000 barrier before Sunday? Fingers crossed!!

Thank you all so much for being part of this incredible start to the year!

Onwards!

Resonate Together

January Jaunters ‘Women of Action’

What a good morning here in Clackmannanshire!

We have just launched our January ‘Women of Action’ sponsored walk to support women and girls’ wellbeing in Clackmannanshire.

Yes, the money is needed, but also, knowing that people who don’t even live in our county, people that have no connection to our community still care about the wellbeing of women and girls and want to help our determined volunteers – well, what a lift it gives us!

So far Dani Ovens gofundme page has raised £35 of her £100 target (great start Dani and Louise!) and our combined group page, with Mary Banks, Louise Van Lierop, Mary McLuskey, Angela Watt and Dani! has raised £70 of its £250 target… a great achievement in under 24 hours at this challenging time of year.

Thank you again, to all those who have donated.

If you wish to take part in our sponsored walk, join in the fun and help us raise funds, then get in touch.

And the ladies involved are now thinking to have a practice this Saturday, so already, we are increasing our physical activity, improving our own wellbeing, increasing our hours out in nature, having fun being in a group together and all of your support, your shares, your positivity has encouraged us to keep going! The more we do this year, the more our community, (that’s you and all of us together!), the more opportunities for everyone… well that’s a great start to the year!!

If you are able to share this post or sponsor us, thank you.

Onwards,

Resonate Together

Year’s Reflection

Hello all,

We just wanted to send a note of our deep gratitude to our Resonate Together Community throughout Alloa, Clackmannanshire and beyond, for all your love, kindness and energy in 2021.

In reflection, it has been a tough year individually and collectively, pushing many of us to the edge of our volunteering spirit and yet, here we are with ‘potential’ to explore and develop in 2022 for our community.

The potential of an exciting year ahead, and together we can make it happen.

Best Wishes in the New Year,

Resonate Together

Christmas Loss

How do we deal with the loss of a loved one at Christmas time?

2021 has been a year of loss for so many. All of us have faced daily updates of lives lost to Covid – so whether your loved one died this year or thirty years ago – does the pain ever go? No, it doesn’t.

Christmas is a time, it can be said, that there is a huge pressure to be happy – which can be extremely hard if someone you love is not here…

So this Christmas, how will you cope with the pain of loss?

Any way you can. We are all different, our love is unique to us and whether family, friends or pets are missing, loss is personal.

To some degree, we all cope with loss alone – and yet, in our community, the acknowledging of pain, the courage to say “love hurts sometimes” and the value of someone listening – is what helps all of us to keep going. It helps us deal with those moments of loneliness.

So in my personal pain of loss for loved ones, I send you a virtual hug – and no matter how deep my pain feels, I do know that together, we can benefit from mutual support.

So my way to deal with my loss?

It is to be grateful for the many people in my life that share their kindness – for like the stars in the sky, their light helps heal my heart.

All the Best,

Resonate Together

Making Art to Build Community

Wow! It’s amazing to see and hear what brings people to our small community!

So, recently we welcomed Steve and Dan from the USA to Alloa…

They came to meet our community, inspired by the year of weekly discussion within a global volunteers network.

Why?

Because they knew there was something special about the people in Clackmannanshire, and we definitely agree!!

Here is their film:

American Journalist in Alloa

An American Journalist in Alloa… and a few ‘sneaky’ photos!

Do you recognise anyone? I see Colin got in the photos again!

Onwards!

Resonate Together

See the article here:

Potentia Collective 2021 2nd program starts soon!

Starting next week – fully funded places for adults with the Potentia Collective

So do you fancy enjoying some creativity? Or meeting with like-minded people for a cuppa? Want out of the house or to find your purpose?

Then get in touch today….

One previous participant said:

“I wasn’t sure it was for me, but it is for anyone… and I have been so lonely, even when family are around me – I felt lost. Potentia has been wonderful and I feel I have found me again!”

So why not take a step and get in touch…

Over to you,

Resonate Together

Potentia Collective 2021 2nd program dates!

We are happy to announce the dates and times for the next sessions of our Potentia Collective Project!

Find the details in the images below for program dates/times and how to book your funded place – if you wish to join us then get in touch now!

If you are feeling unsure of getting in touch…

We received a lot of feedback from the participants from program one – who in fact have felt they benefitted, enjoyed and loved it to the point we held a meet-up this last weekend to see how we can ensure it continues!

Onwards all!

Resonate Together

Looking forward to hearing from you and now is the time to have time for you…

Joining the Clacks Community Lottery

We are very excited to have joined the Clacks Community Lottery! What a wonderful day!

We have recently signed up to be one of the many Clackmannanshire good causes on the Clackmannanshire Community Lottery.

This is an amazing opportunity to support us and our community while being in with the chance to win a cash prize!

You can buy your ticket here for only £1.

The next draw is in 2 days time – don’t miss out!

This morning we had already sold two tickets and needed to take more steps to get to our target of 50 tickets…

And tonight…

Drum roll…

We have managed to sell 33 tickets! Wow!!!

A huge thank you to every single person who has signed up to support us and the many other good causes in Clackmannanshire – and a huge thank you to Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface for creating this opportunity for the voluntary sector and communities of Clackmannanshire!

And now to sell those 17 tickets!!!

Onwards,

ResonateTogether