Raising cash for nature

By Barrie Hudson - 8 July 2020

CommunityCharity

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has returned to fundraising for the first time since lockdown. 

  • The trust works to protect the county's most beautiful spaces

    The trust works to protect the county's most beautiful spaces

South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (SWWFL) membership recruitment teams made a cautious return to work over the weekend. 

These representatives of the Wildlife Trusts will be found in selected spaces that have been determined safe to operate in – such as on trust-owned nature reserves, in local garden centres and in open or well-spaced farm shops and outdoor markets.

With 76 percent of respondents to a recent YouGov survey recognising that nature has been an important source of comfort and relief to them during lockdown, and visits to green spaces estimated to have increased by up to 50 percent during that time, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust says it’s clear how important and valued our natural spaces are for public health and wellbeing. 

Head of fundraising Dugald McNaughtan said: “Now more than ever it is vital that the public show their support for nature in our county. The Wildlife Trust's conservation work is a crucial strand of the green recovery we urgently need, and membership can ensure this work carries on for years to come.”

Guidance on the safe operation of membership recruitment has been developed and published by the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator. Over the past few weeks these bodies have been working directly with the Government, to develop rules for the safe return of fundraising nationally in public places.

For more about the benefits of membership, visit www.wiltshirewildlife.org/member

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