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Ribble Rivers Trust greetings cards

Here at Ribble Rivers Trust we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with local artist Jessica Jenyns. Jessica has created some beautiful river themed greetings cards which are handmade, hand-finished, and environmentally-friendly; plus 50p from each card sold will be donated to the Trust.

Jessica says; “Inspiration for my work comes from the natural world which I adore and cherish. As well as creating artworks which people love, I want to give back to the environment and do my part to help and protect it as best I can. The project I am involved in with Ribble Rivers Trust is my dream of weaving together my passion for art and nature.

I studied at Lancaster University for my undergraduate degree and spent 3 years surrounded by the beauty of Lancashire, growing    to appreciate the Ribble’s beauty and importance to its surrounding area. The Ribble is an immensely valuable resource to the British Countryside and Ribble Rivers Trust is doing incredible work to help the river’s flora and fauna flourish.

I endeavour to use as many recycled and recyclable materials as possible in my work. I am extremely conscious about the environment and often feel overwhelmed with the catastrophic impact we, as humans, are having on it. I source all my materials from the UK, using eco-friendly businesses and I print my cards at home on an Eco-Tank printer which cuts out the need for ink cartridges. All my packaging is made from recycled materials and is recyclable.

Ribble Rivers Trust is a beautifully inspiring charity helping people and nature alike to create a more sustainable and green future, and I am honoured to be working with them in this way.”

You can click here to see the cards Etsy, or click here for Jessica’s website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance- please read

Please note that, following Government guidelines and the fact UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk to the UK from moderate to high, Ribble Rivers Trust are taking precautions, and making changes to our day to day operations.

Some Ribble Rivers Trust staff are now working from home. If you wish to speak to a specific member of staff and you know their mobile phone number or email address please contact them in this way. Otherwise please contact us in the usual way.

Volunteer event cancellations

Dear volunteers,

It is with regret that we announce that we are postponing all volunteer activity with Ribble Rivers Trust. We know there are many benefits to volunteering, including the positive boost to mental and physical health, the chance to meet others and contribute positively to your local area. However, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the most recent Government advice – asking everybody in the UK to stay at home and only go out for essentials such as food and medicine – we feel that continuing to include volunteers in the limited work we are able to do now would put people at unnecessary risk and be irresponsible. We all want to improve and protect our environment and rivers, but to do that we need to stay healthy and this must be our priority for the time being. We will continue to keep you up to date with the work we are able to do and will organise new volunteer days as soon as we possibly can. Please stay connected with us over the coming weeks and keep yourselves safe and well.

Refer to gov.uk/coronavirus for up to date information and guidance.

We will come through this and our environment and rivers will still need you, let’s make sure we’re all ready for it when the time comes.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Spees.