The Conservation Volunteers have launched a new appeal directed at the people across the UK who generously support us by asking “How Are You?”
Staying socially connected is more important now than ever, that is why we have taken this opportunity not to ask our supporters to do something for us, but to ask what we can do for them.
The appeal is an extension to the work that we have been carrying out during this period of lockdown by providing our supporters with nature based activities to keep connected to nature at this time, and directing those who need help adjusting to the measures to the right places.
During this time of physical distancing and lockdown, we have significantly reduced our activity to maintain a minimal physical presence in our local green spaces to deliver essential duties, but we very much continue to be here to provide our community of volunteers, supporters and our extended TCV team with ways to remain not only connected with each other, but to nature.
We have been thrilled with the positive response that we have received so far from our appeal, with donors already making calls to speak with our Marketing Manager Amy Brighton to tell us how they are coping with lockdown and what they are looking forward to once lockdown is over.
We wanted to adapt our approach to our supporters at a time of international crisis. I wanted to let them know that they play a huge part in supporting TCV, but what matters most is that they remain connected to us and the outside world.
I’ve had some incredibly uplifting conversations which has helped me too whilst working from home and balancing childcare. From ‘what impact does COVID-19 have on the environment’ to organising seeds for someone isolated, to talking about the joys of hearing birds in morning chorus.
Fundraising is so important to us but what is more important is that our supporters don’t feel alone during isolation, and we always say, “Join in, feel good” and I couldn’t agree more.Amy Brighton – Marketing Manager
TCV have always used the universal appeal of nature to tackle loneliness and bring people and communities closer together. We are adapting our approach where we can, to continue to keep connected to those that needs us throughout this crisis.
Last year, we worked on 1,500 projects across the UK, and although this crisis as put our projects on hold for the time being, we have been inundated with support from the public, our funders, and our partners.
On behalf of all of us at TCV, thank you for your support.