Our Fife group host group meetings on a regular basis (usually on a bi-monthly schedule). Last week they caught up with our Events and Volunteer Officer Sarah to discuss plans for Autumn and last-minute pushes on some of our current campaigns. Here’s what we covered:
How do we give our Hare campaign one last big push?
We’re planning to hand our Hare petition over to the Scottish government at the end of August. Our ultimate goal is to reach 20,000 signatures before we do this. Many of you will already know that our Fife group are particularly fond of our Hare campaign, regularly taking our Mr. Hare costume out on tours of Fife to help gather signatures. The group have agreed to take him out around local events across July/August, but also put out a final plea to those who may be part of social media groups who may sympathise with our campaign.
If you’re part of a group that might be able to help, please cop this link below and share it! Imagine if all of our followers gather just 5 new signatures each!
Creating events with impact
This year has seen a lot of discussion about how OneKind can create new kinds of events for volunteers and supporters to get involved and make an impact. We had an overwhelming response to our Fox march last year, so we’d like to look at more activities like this, events that draw attention and get the public talking. Here’s some of our ideas so far:
- Caged Humans? We are working on an idea from our Edinburgh volunteer Andrew, who suggested that we take to the streets for our new Caged Farm Animal Campaign. We are plotting in a staged street event which will see volunteers sit in cages to draw the public into discussion and petition collection.
- Beach Clean Bingo! Our clean-up events are a great way to teach kids to care about the environment and the wildlife on our doorsteps. Our clean events have seen a great turnout from families, and our Fife volunteer Erika has suggested we create clean-up bingo sheets to get children even more excited about their volunteer day.
- Spooky Halloween Charity talks! Our Fife volunteer Charlie is a seasoned pro when it comes to hosting Halloween talks about horrible histories and ghostly goings on. She’s now offered up her talks as a OneKind Halloween event. Can you help with a venue?
Following on from their beach cleans, our Fife group asked us to produce a certificate to give to children who take part in our clean-up events. The first to receive them were Cole and Tamz, who took part in our beach clean around Leven McDonalds.
Keep an eye out for dates of our next meetings over on our Events tab. We’d love to hear from anyone who thinks they might be able to help with the events listed in our plans above. Drop me a line over at firstname.lastname@example.org.