‘Tree of Hope’ appeal - growing resilience for a sustainable future
To continue to deliver its diverse programmes, The Ecology Centre requests the help of our wonderful community to urgently raise £10,000 to recover, resume and grow its resilience in the post coronavirus lockdown world.
With spring in full bloom, migrant birds arriving from their winter homes, bees bumbling, trees bursting into leaf and blossom, and peacock and red admiral butterflies enjoying the May sunshine – it’s the season when The Ecology Centre is looking at its most vibrant. And we hope many of our wonderful community are enjoying their daily exercise around Kinghorn Loch.
2020 is proving to be a very different and unusual year for all of us, not just in Kinghorn, Fife and Scotland, but throughout the world as we come to terms and deal with the global coronavirus pandemic. Companies, charities, schools and individuals are all experiencing severe hardship, difficult challenges and decisions. The Ecology Centre is no exception. Sadly, many charitable organisations will not survive – however, we’re determined The Ecology Centre will survive, thrive and grow through our ‘Tree of Hope’ appeal to raise £10,000 or more.
Our centre closed in late-March, the team are on furlough leave and our dedicated volunteers are unable to contribute their time and experience to our projects. Our diverse portfolio of activities and services – from dementia friendly activities to our nature-focused learning with schools, community gardens and conservation plans to safeguard the loch’s wildlife – normally available for you our community are all now on hold.
With the centre closed our income has significantly fallen. As a result, this is placing considerable strain on The Ecology Centre’s financial resources and our plans to recover, rebuild and resume our vitally-important education, health, wellbeing and environmental activities, projects and services for the community. Further, post lockdown we need to design and implement innovative ways of delivering these within safe social-distancing guidelines. This will dramatically reduce the footfall we desperately need.
Donations, however small or large, will be of great help to The Ecology Centre and the continued delivery of our mission – ‘to provide direct experience of the environment to help people improve their quality of life’ - and our core objectives. For donations of £25 or more The Ecology Centre will add your name to a leaf on our ‘Tree of Hope’, which will be on display in the centre’s courtyard. Your support throughout these difficult times is valued enormously. It will ensure this community resource continues to support the whole community and especially those most vulnerable – for whom it’s a vital lifeline. So, please support our appeal today to enable The Ecology Centre to continue to provide essential services of benefit to our community in Kinghorn and across Fife.
A message from The Ecology Centre Trustees & Team:-
‘Please support our 'Tree of Hope' appeal today to provide vital funds to ensure our much-loved and popular centre survives and thrives post the coronavirus lockdown. Our services are a lifeline to many within our community. Thank you for your generosity’.
You can make a donation in the following ways:-