I was on the Charity Hour Twitter a few months ago, when someone told me to apply the Eden Communities Camp. This lady said, it will not only change your charity but also you as a person. I filled in the application, had a telephone interview and then found out we were selected to spend a weekend at the Eden Project and take part in a community camp. I had seen and heard about the Eden Project (big bio domes), but had never been there or really knew what went on there. So was excited for what the weekend would bring!
On the 17th March, we began our road trip to Eden Project, not really knowing what to expect. On the way we posted our “on the way selfie” into the group. I remember someone posting, it would be “the most exhausting but one of the best weekends of your life”. That is a pretty spot on way to describe it.
We were blown away on arrival by how incredibly amazing this place was. There were over 60 other people here from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, who all do something to make a difference in their community. We sat down with people we never met before, listening to talks about how Eden became what it was. Can you believe it all started with a £500 budget! We spoke with and learnt about what different people do to make a difference to their community. We had dinner together and then after dinner had to tell people who The Lewis Foundation were. We were told to bring something that represented our charity, which was the gift bags. It was pretty scary putting ourselves out there to strangers, but people were so supportive and helpful suggesting ideas and things we could do.