Ham United Group
HUG works for a sustainable future in our community
We are a non-political community interest company.
We work as a umbrella organisation that supports projects and groups that wish to improve the enviroment and the quality of life for the people in Ham and Petersham.
Want to help?
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills.
More hands are always welcome! Check out our groups and projects above.
If you have an idea for a project or a group that you would like to start, please contact us to discuss it.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead cultural anthropologist
HUG was founded in 2006 by a group of people passionate about their local community and the environment.
Our first project was the Ashburnham Road Community Mosaic.
Completing the mosaic took over a year working with 600 adult volunteers and nearly 300 school children from the local library, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs and day centres. Made on mesh and then concreted directly to the wall the mosaic was based on the flora and fauna of the local area with each section being designed by the volunteers.
Volunteers transformed the neglected space around Ham Library into an award winning bird, bee and butterfly garden.
Today we have a wider circle of volunteers and participants in different projects and groups that you can see above.
And please see our event calender for upcoming events.
Watch this video to learn more on how it all started .....