We were delighted to welcome over 200 guests onto the Ransonmoor wind farm in Cambridgeshire for a pretty cool day getting up close to the turbines and enjoying a feast of family fun and education.
The free event invited adults and children living close to the site to come and learn more about renewable energy and the wind farms which are an everyday part of the Fenland landscape. The event also provided an opportunity for our shareholders to come and see the impact their investment is achieving in terms of the renewable energy being generated and the valuable educational initiatives we support.
We had some wonderful feedback from the day, thank you to everyone who visited both investors and local neighbours.
What you said about the day
"Very informative and answered all of our questions. I've a lot more of an idea of how it all works. It's nice to talk to someone one-to-one." The Herring family.
"I was involved with arranging finance for large windfarm projects during the last few years of my professional career and became interested in renewable energy at that time. I then became an investor in Thrive Renewables shortly after retiring partly because the company focusses on smaller projects and so is much more involved with the local communities where the projects are located. Thrive therefore satisfies several of my investment criteria - it is a company which benefits the environment, is socially conscious and, last but not least, represents a financially attractive investment opportunity." Mr Fagandini, Thrive investor.
Clare Henry - Investor with partner Jack Easton – Visiting the Thrive wind farm open day
“For us it’s all about investing for the future in the right way. It’s making a contribution to sustainability and it’s all about the future.” Clare Henry - Investor with partner Jack Easton
"My grandson loves the turbines and one of his first words was windmill. It's important to spread the word about renewables and to educate the future generation." Jaqui Fairfax with grandson Grayson from the local community
“There’s lots of future in renewable energies and Government will need to push more.” Mr Ashworth, local resident
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A highlight of the event was the ExplorerDome interactive science show run by Ben and Olivia who had also taken the show to nearby Lionel Walden Primary School in the neighbouring village of Doddington the day before. Nine fantastically energetic shows in two days delivered to an audience of 200 children and adults - thank you ExplorerDome.
Although the sun didn't shine, the wind was blowing. Important to make sure the turbines were turning but also for flying kites!
Especial thanks must go to:
- Locally based Saffron Ice Cream for their delicious ice creams (even on a cool day).
- The charity FoodCycle (Cambridge Hub) for providing hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks from food which would have been wasted otherwise.
- Funtastik Faces for some very artistic and creative face painting.
- The Wind Farm Game for the discussion around how to design a wind farm.
- And, of course, to all our visitors. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
Have a look at our own gallery of photos from the day - follow the link below: