This year marks the fourth year of our annual environmental campaign: Brighten Up London. Last year, London became the first National Park City, but much work still needs to be done to ensure that everyone can enjoy nature and the outdoors. The vision for the campaign is to empower volunteers to make London a brighter place by bringing together small acts and celebrating these achievements together. During the 2019 campaign, 2,685 people came together to undertake 78 group projects across the city. Many more individuals made their little bit of London a Brighter place. Volunteers brightened up charity farms, community spaces, built outdoor classrooms and nature trails across London.

The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of spending time outdoors and further exposed the lack of access to green spaces for so many families across the UK, despite what the statistics say. At HandsOn London, we aim to increase access for families in confined spaces, schools, community and exercise groups, dog walkers and tourists and help them to #Reconnect with nature. We continue to work closely with our horticultural partners, idverde, to support their work in local communities.

Volunteers have always been the vehicle for HandsOn London’s activities and we’re always looking to grow our network – we need your help!

Click the green button below to see our list of #BrightenUpLondon opportunities and email info@handsonlondon.org.uk to book your place!