Volunteer stories

4th May 2020

Danny has been a member of the CPRE London team since May 2017. He joined as a general trustee and is now the Vice Chair and Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Protecting our surroundings

I have always enjoyed volunteering. My past responsibilities have included, raising funds through sponsored events for disabled children and chairing a local rugby club. More recently I was involved with our local conservation area where I reviewed planning applications. This role gave me an insight into the importance of protecting the beauty of our local woods, green spaces and wildlife, by ensuring that any development did not impact on these features or ruin the local street scene. When the role with CPRE London came up I jumped at the opportunity to apply these values beyond a local level and across all 32 boroughs that make up London.

What I do

When I joined the Trustee Board of CPRE London I was advised the experience would be challenging, absorbing, and rewarding, and I could not have seen how farsighted the advice would be. As a general trustee, my initial contribution included working on the new CPRE strategy and brand, including the alignment of our local strategic objectives. Now as Vice Chair I also liaise with the rest of the CPRE network.  My role of volunteer coordinator involves helping to recruit new trustees and other volunteers to implement this new CPRE strategy.

Making a difference

I relish the opportunity to nurture my skills in strategy, marketing and customer experience from to help make a difference with CPRE London. I am always inspired by new volunteers who bring new skills to the team and which enables us to achieve so much more.

 

We are always looking for proactive and enthusiastic volunteers who share our passion for London, its green spaces and good planning. If you’d like to hear more about our volunteering opportunities, please visit our Volunteering page.

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The legacy of Ethel’s vision and determination lives on thanks to the continued efforts of the Friends of the Peak District, and she remains an inspiration to everyone within CPRE