Green and Away

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For 20 years Helen also worked with Green and Away, a small charity which is (as far as we know) Europe’s only environmentally friendly tented conference centre. For last 10 years Helen worked as the Coordinator, running the whole organisation.

G&A is a small charity which works to support other charities and small organisations working for environmental and social change, by hosting conferences.  It is Europe’s only environmentally sustainable, tented, conference centre.  The charity is run by a team of Trustees, who are also the management: Helen was coordinator for the charity for 10 years and has now handed over to Rachel Hembury.

Every summer the trustees and a group of about 40 volunteers build the conference centre on a field in Worcestershire and then run it for about 4 weeks before taking it down and packing it all away at the end of the summer.  It can host conferences for between 50 and 140 delegates from about £26 per person per day including three meals a day, all teas, homemade cake and homemade bread. There is accommodation in luxury rent-a-tents and yurts for about 40 people. It welcomes people who want to work as volunteers.  There is lots of information about Green and Away, the events it hosts, the internship scheme and about volunteering on the website at Green and Away

Looking for a venue for an event? Then please contact Rachel on

 The Rising Sunflower – the bar and social hub

Green and Away is an educational charity and a company limited by guarantee.  Registered address: 10a John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2HA  Company no 3772866 Charity no 1083827

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