And rise to the moment!
On 9 Sept 2021, the Friends of Heaton Moor Park helped welcome the boat ‘Rise to the Moment’ when it stopped at St Paul’s Church in Heaton Moor along the ‘Relay to COP 26’ journey from London to Glasgow. COP26 as you probably know by now is the climate change conference the UK is hosting in November.
The energetic not to mention very fit members of the YCCN (Young Christians Climate Network) had carried the boat from Romiley Station to St Paul’s church in Heaton Moor. Their mission: focus attention on the need to ‘rise to the moment’ to deter climate change caused by human activity.
The Friends provided all visitors a chance to make and take away a Wildflower Meadow Roll – enough seed for a 1 metre square mini-meadow. Using newspaper and left-over yarn, the project did not require any purchase of more stuff, keeping with the guidance to reduce, reuse recycle – and create more greenery.
Along with Friends of Heaton Moor Park, local organisations and churches, including Sustainable Living Heatons, Heatons Women’s Institute, St Johns Church and Heatons United Reform Church provided interactive activities for anyone attending – which included the Bishop of Bolton and the Mayor Stockport.
- The Friends set out the makings of Wildflower Meadow Rolls
- Sustainable Living Heatons put the finishing touches on the Bug Hotel (now sited in the Church grounds)
- Members of the YCCN with their boat Rise to the Moment