Coronavirus Response: We need you!

As many lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift, we are preparing to move into the second phase of our approach to supporting local community projects and charities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are now looking at how we can safely begin to #Reconnect, to come back together, and to start to repair the cost of separation.

We need to reconnect with groups in the community who are isolated, reconnect with nature, and reconnect with our teams and colleagues.

We need to reconnect with elderly and vulnerable people in our community who have been in lockdown for 13 weeks now and do not have an end date in sight. We have been working hard behind the scenes to create virtual ways for our volunteers to connect and befriend with these groups in order to reduce isolation and reconnect them with the outside world. Our virtual methods need no Wi-Fi, no tech skills and are at no cost to the isolated groups, ensuring everyone and anyone can be reached and get involved.

We need to reconnect with nature and continue our #BrightenUpLondon work. During this time many parks, green spaces and forest schools have been neglected due to the restrictions in place in the UK. We are working on volunteering safely in these outdoor areas whilst continuing to abide by Government guidance and health and safety measures.

We need to reconnect with our corporate volunteer teams. Volunteering is a great way to reconnect with our colleagues and give back to local communities. We have many volunteering opportunities for companies looking at working “together” but from home,  on projects to support our charity partners as things slowly start to return to a new normality.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at [email protected]

Please click the below blue button to download our list of current volunteering opportunities to support local community projects and charities safely (following Government Guidelines):

If you are also able to support us financially, we can scale our response and support to our local community projects in order to ensure we future proof their work. Please click on the donate button below to go to our Just Giving page.

Thank you always for your ongoing support

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