Welcome to Stur Stars!
We’re a friendly and energetic local volunteering group who provide planning support and event personnel to groups and charities organising projects and events in the local community (Stur and Hinton parishes).
With over 20 active Stars and a vast array of incredible skills – from marketing to HR and international business planning and organisational skills! Our purpose and driving force is to bring these skills – and our energy and friendliness – to support any local group in putting on an event or one-off project so they can be the most successful events possible for the group and community as a whole.
So far, we’ve helped Rotary get loads of extra Shoe Boxes for their December campaign, (happily!) poured pints of cider at the Cheese Festival and put up posters and road-signs for Rotary’s Santa Stride. In 2019 we’ll be helping with the marketing and set-up for Stur’s Big Weekend and marshalling at The Literary Festival in June, and providing event support for the Boogie Woogie Festival and Urban Arts & Skate Fest in July.
We meet up monthly at The Exchange to eat bacon sarnies, drink coffee and discuss/organise projects. Sometimes event organisers come along and we help to brainstorm how to help make their community events bigger, better and more successful.
We also have a Stars representative attend the Projects Forum meetings in the Library (held every six weeks or so). The Projects Forum is a brilliant hub for all of the groups and charities in the town to get their heads together, share event diaries and offer support to each other’s events to help the town buzz! This is often the best way of asking Stars to help at your project or event – so please do come along!
Stars don’t work with any money – so no subs, takings or anything like that – we just want to help. The Community Benefit Society (CBS) kindly support Stars by way of insurance.
There’s a brilliant buzz going on in Stur right now with the CBS, Community Chest, Project Forum, the newly-formed SturBiz and, of course, us Stars! It’s a very exciting time for the town!
If you’d like to be a Stur Star or if you’re holding an event or project and need support we’d love to help. Please get in touch by calling Jennifer Shepard on 07773 597 114.