Charity Tuesday, BBC Radio’s Early Breakfast Show
On the 4th of August 2020, the Chairman, Mr Jonathan Cox from the Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, trading as Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning was very kindly invited to talk about our charity, with the show’s presenter Jason Rosam, in the Charity Tuesday section on BBC Radio’s Early Breakfast Show.
Mr Cox talked out the charities history and the many benefits experienced by a vast number of children, from all backgrounds who have visited Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning over the years and of how important outdoor education is to young people. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on our charity with loss of income and visitors to the center, as well as the impact to our staff team. Under the current Government legislation and guidance, the restrictions placed upon Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning has mean’t that in March this year, we have had to temporarily close the center. All bookings for 2020 have been rescheduled for 2021. The Department for Education has advised schools, that residential visits are unable to take place until further notice. We are hopeful that we may receive updated guidance to reopen for residential and day visits as soon as we possibly can.
If you would like to listen to Mr Cox on Charity Tuesday, please click the link below. The interview starts 51 minutes in if you would like to fast forward straight to the interview. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08l9h3l?fbclid=IwAR2lf_jDd5D0uF6ah5NcE1weNdUa8cZQ-nXuSe9f5WOLApw9ThA59As-JVA
We would also like to say thank you for donations received via our Virgin Just Giving Page. Your donations are invaluable at this time and will help enormously with the upkeep of Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning, we really appreciate your kindness and generosity in these uncertain and unprecedented times. If you would like to support our charity and the work that we do, there are several options to make a donation, please follow the links below for Virgin Just Giving or the Charities Aid Foundation or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org