Sadly not everyone has the chance to connect with nature due to their age, ability or location. We want to change that through our Winter Appeal - please support us - every penny will help.
I think in this day and age it is so easy to become totally divorced from the natural world, this connection is one of the greatest treasures you can have. And if you lose it, you’ve lost a really important part of your life
Sir David Attenborough, TCV Vice President
In the UK, access to green spaces is not an option for everyone, children are growing up more and more disconnected from nature, with 1.3 million children* in the UK not even visiting the natural environment once a year.
We agree with Sir David, but sadly having no access to a safe green space within a local community is becoming all too common. This means that, for many people and especially children, they may never have the chance to make this first important connection with the natural world.
Our current winter appeal aims to raise £25,000 so that we can make green spaces accessible to all regardless of their age, ability or location in the UK.
We want everyone to enjoy the magic that the natural world brings to people’s lives.
The natural world has so much to offer: it’s a natural playground (and a vital classroom) for our youngsters. It’s a healthy outdoor gym that’s open 24/7 for everyone to enjoy. It’s a quiet sanctuary for peaceful reflection. In other words, creating and restoring green spaces isn't just about caring for nature it's about caring for people as well.
TCV provides a welcoming and gentle approach to encourage children to go outside, to look at nature and experience the textures, sounds, tastes and smells found in our environment.
With increasing evidence* that outdoor play offers a whole range of benefits for children in terms of health and wellbeing, TCV offers parents and schools a great chance to allow their children to experience the fun and excitement of the natural world.
It's a great place to bring your children to become more aware of natural surroundings and more likely to want to look after them.
So, if you can, please make a donation and help us to re-connect more people with the natural world and vitally give more children the opportunity to explore, discover and create some magical first memories of outdoor adventures – together we know we can achieve this.