Jun 01 2020

Thank you for everything

Dear volunteer,

 

Today marks the start of national Volunteers’ Week. But who would have known it? Things are looking very different this year and we’re unable to celebrate with you in our usual way.

 

For the first time in decades, our volunteers have been unable to work in our woods, lead guided walks, run events and carry out vital conservation work that’s so desperately needed. We very much miss you and your enthusiasm and dedication.

 

But although this is a strange time, and you’ve had to down tools for now, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you just how appreciated you are. You’ve made us what we are today: the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity improving the health and well-being of wildlife and people across the UK. We couldn’t have done it without you.

 

So from the bottom of our hearts, and in celebration of national Volunteers’ Week, thank you for giving up your time for our cause. You’ve made us proud – our 3,000+ strong workforce sharing our vision for a UK rich in native woods and trees, and helping make it a reality.

 

We’re working on ways to get many of you back in action as safely as possible over the coming weeks. I’m delighted that we’ve already managed to reinstate our volunteer wardens in England and Northern Ireland and work is starting to safely introduce other roles, too.

 

We can’t wait for the time when we welcome you all back, but your health and wellbeing is our priority. So for now, please stay safe and well.

 

Our warmest wishes,

Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive

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