On Saturday 2 June a gathering of old friends and new met at the Kingston Working Men’s Club to celebrate TTK’s 10th birthday!
A collection of organisations that have supported or worked with us over the years came and exhibited in the main hall of the club, including Kingston Cycling Campaign, Save the World Club, Kingston Beekeepers and Global Justice Now. TTK’s Energy Group also had our thermal imaging camera on display, explaining how we help local residents improve their insulation and reduce heat loss
The centrepiece of the event was the capturing of the huge amount and variety of work that TTK has undertaken over the past decade. The TTK 10th birthday slide show ran through out the event showing a host of familiar faces, some still involved with TTK and some that have moved on.
Once the necessary business of the AGM had been dealt with, one of our founder members, Hilary Gander, said a few words to mark the occasion. Along with passing on best wishes from one of our longest supporters, local MP Ed Davey, Hilary reflected on what had brought and kept us together as a team and community.The celebrations then began in earnest with a superb poem performed by the one and only Des Kay and then the cutting of the marvellous birthday cakes.
Looking forward to the next decade, during the AGM chair a Nic Fearon-Low announced a range of new initiatives that TTK would focus on over the next year. The relaunch of Kingston Green Drinks, a Canbury Community Gardens BBQ and a taking a leading role in organising the return of the Green Zone for this year’s Kingston Carnival were a few of the plans revealed. Details of all forthcoming activities can be found on the website and through Facebook and Twitter.