Help us do more for nature in the city!
Plymouth City Council are asking for support to help us create more wildflower areas across the city to help encourage more insects and give more people access to nature.
Parks and greenspaces have been a lifeline for a lot of people in the city of Plymouth over the last few months. Giving us spaces to socialise, relax, play, exercise, take a breath, contemplate, and be in nature providing us with essential spaces for our wellbeing.
Pledge your support today and help us create a more vibrant, environmentally diverse Plymouth for all who live here.
Donate today and be in with a chance of winning a drink and a cake for four people.
Get involved, visit and volunteer to support your local parks
If you can't donate there are other ways you can help your local spaces.
Visiting your local spaces, engaging in what they have to offer can really help us to ensure parks and greenspaces are here for us in the future. Going on a nature walk, taking your litter home, supporting local businesses in parks, having a picnic in the park.
Or why not get involved by helping to care for your local spaces there are lots of volunteering opportunities across the city. Find out more by visiting our Volunteer in nature and parks page.
Tell us your pledge of support by posting to our social media pages and using #myparkspledge and tag us in @NaturePlymouth. You will be entered in to a draw to win coffee and cake for two at a park cafe.
Did you know:
- Nationally 1 in 8 people do not have access to a private or shared garden, meaning that access to parks and greenspaces is hugely important.
- Being in nature and parks is proven to support improved health and wellbeing, giving you the space and time to breath.
- Accessing parks and greenspaces for your health and save the NSH nearly £111m a year nationally from reduced visits.
- Parks and greenspaces provide essential services for us and wildlife, supporting us to combat climate change and help save the environment.
1/3 of all the food crops that we grow need insects to pollinate them. 87% of all our plants are pollinated by animals - and most of this is delivered by insects
Chance to win coffee and cake at a Plymouth park café by sharing your visit or volunteer pledge via @NaturePlymouth social media pages or donating to the Wildflower campaign.
There will be three (3) winners, with a prize consisting of: One (1) voucher for coffee and cake for 4 people at a Plymouth park café. (For entries who have donated to the campaign).
Two (2) vouchers for coffee and cake for 2 people at a Plymouth park café. (for entries who have pledged to volunteer or shared their visit story).
By entering the competition, I agree to the following terms and conditions:
- Any costs incurred over the stated prize limit must be paid for by the winner.
- Prize is subject to availability.
- Prizes are as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged.
- To enter you must either donate to the Wildflower campaign, pledge to volunteer or share your visit story. More information can be found here: www.plymouth.gov.uk/donatetowildflowers
- Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
- Only one (1) entry per person. Multiple requests and completed forms count as one entry.
- Entries close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020.
- Winners will be selected and contacted on Monday 21 September 2020.
- Winners will be selected at random, using a random number generator.
- The winners will be notified direct via the email address or phone number or social media handle supplied with entry.
- If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 48 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- Travel, parking and any supplements or additions not otherwise stated in the prize are not included.
- Entrants have the option to opt-in to receive further news from Nature Plymouth and the competition prize provider.
- Employees of Plymouth City Council are not eligible to enter this competition.
- We reserve the right to select an alternative winner in the event that we have reasonable grounds for believing that a selected winner has contravened any of these Terms.
- Prizes have no cash value and cannot be exchanged.
- We reserve the right to terminate the competition at any point. Our decision is final with respect to any aspect of the competition, including the determination of any winners.
This campaign is part of the Future Parks Accelerator project which includes 8 cities across the country. To find out more about the project in Plymouth visit the Plymouth GEMS page.
7 of those cities are taking part in this fundraising campaign to see if we can drive up support and funds to support parks and greenspaces.
All branding and artwork for this campaign has been created by Jonathan Lettmann, a recent Architecture graduate at the University of Plymouth. The branding and artwork was inspired by some work Joni did for his degree and in partnership with Plymouth City Council, looking at parks and greenspace and the value these have to the environment and people.Joni donated his time and expertise to the campaign and we are very grateful for his support