AN ENVIRONMENTAL education charity is urging people help it look after green spaces as winter approaches.

Earth Trust looks after many of the green spaces in Oxfordshire that we all know and love and have enjoyed more than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Even though visitor numbers to these green oases are on the rise the charity has reduced resources to look after them.

Earth Trust is launching a fundraising appeal as public support is urgently required for the essential work needed to protect and restore the green spaces.

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Jayne Manley, CEO of Earth Trust said: “At the peak of the pandemic, 80 per cent of Earth Trust staff were furloughed and all volunteer groups suspended.

“Critically, our funds have been vastly depleted in recent months as the source of our income fundraising events, hire of our facilities for weddings and paid visits had to be cancelled.

“What funding remains is limited and this has impacted on our ability to bring staff back from furlough. Increased visitor numbers and limited capacity have placed our green spaces under considerable strain. We are appealing for the public’s help and support to protect them and keep them open and accessible for everyone’s to enjoy.”

Find out more about the campaign and donate to the environmental education charity at: