Lottery funding boost to support more volunteers

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Lottery funding boost to support more volunteers

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The Ecology Centre has had a welcome funding boost from The National Lottery Community Fund of £40,398.61 to run an additional volunteering day at their site next to Kinghorn Loch and are looking for new volunteers to join them at their open day on Wednesday 23rd June from 10am.      

Site Manager Robert Paterson said "The Ecology Centre is grateful to receive this funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.  This funding means that we're able to continue to offer our volunteering programmes that we run outdoors on our site, but we're now going to be running an additional volunteering day on a Tuesday, as well as a Wednesday. 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact, especially on people's mental health.  Being able to offer an additional volunteering day means we can support more people who may be feeling socially isolated or dealing with feelings of anxiety - whatever their reason for volunteering, we know that spending time outdoors in nature supports our mental health.  We're looking forward to welcoming more new volunteers to the Centre and supporting them."   

From July the Centre will be running their volunteering program on a Tuesday and a Wednesday from 9am until 4pm.  There's lots of different tasks to get involved with from filling the bird feeders, tending to the fruits and vegetables in the Community Garden to working on your own outdoor project.

The Centre are inviting people to come along to their volunteering open day on Wednesday 23rd June, any time between 10am and 3pm, where you will hear all about the different tasks and be given a show around the site – just bring suitable clothing and footwear as all the activities are outdoors. 

For further information about The Ecology Centre and the volunteering open day contact Robert Paterson at Robert@theecologycentre.org

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